Bega was again hit by acts of vandalism over the weekend.
Damage to the Bega Sporting Complex’s female public toilets over Saturday night included broken cisterns, graffiti and faeces being spread through the facility.
Also, mature trees in the Gipps St car park were snapped and broken glass was strewn along Carp St, Ayres Walkway and Littleton Gardens.
Bega Valley Shire Mayor Kristy McBain said cases like this meant council had to deploy additional resources to fix the damage, which meant there were less resources to be delivered into other areas.
“At the end of the day people are damaging the assets owned by the community,” she said.
“There needs to be a sense of community ownership on some of our assets.
“If we can engage with more people and let them know how they can engage and help council take care of the assets in our town, hopefully that can decrease the level of vandalism.”
When asked about her opinion on using CCTV to prevent vandalism, Cr McBain said within some of council’s precincts it had almost become a necessity.
“Council doesn’t want to spend a great deal of money monitoring our community,” she said.
But if vandalism was to continue, she said, that was an option council may need to take.
Anyone with information on Saturday night’s incident can contact Bega Police on 6499 2222.