‘Brain-dead drongos’ strike

Wheelie bins full of rubbish were tossed 30 metres to the ocean from the Pt Perry lookout.
Wheelie bins full of rubbish were tossed 30 metres to the ocean from the Pt Perry lookout.

Vandals last week dumped two shopping trolleys and two wheelie bins loaded with rubbish off Coolum’s Point Perry lookout on to rocks 30 metres below.

Morning walkers, confronted last Friday with the sight of the smashed bins and scattered rubbish at one of the Coast’s most picturesque spots, were outraged.

Coolum’s Margie Hall said the vandals’ actions were “disgusting”.

“With the amount of money spent beautifying the boardwalk, it’s a shame,” Ms Hall said.

“What is it that makes them do it?

“When they catch them they should make them come back and clean up the mess.”

Councillor Vivien Griffin described the vandals as “brain-dead drongos”.

“I don’t know what would be in their brain to motivate that kind of action but I hope there’s no repeat in the future,” Ms Griffin said.

“It’s just disgraceful. There we have an absolutely beautiful lookout point with gorgeous natural cliffs and the ocean.

“If their life opportunities are optimised by vandalising wheelie bins they are very sad people indeed.”

Coolum police senior sergeant Hardy Wirth said three wheelie bins were taken last Wednesday night from the Beach Retreat at 1750 David Low Way.

One of the wheelie bins was found in the surf before the others were discovered at Point Perry.

Snr Sgt Wirth said about 30 schoolies stayed at Clubb Coolum at 1740 David Low Way during schoolies week but no problems with their behaviour had been reported to police.

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