Graffiti at the Ayr Skate Park has been cleaned up with the help of a couple of locals working off their court-ordered community service order.
Burdekin Shire Council Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said the unsightly graffiti had been painted over by a team being supervised by the Townsville Probation and Parole District Office.
“Council has been involved with the community service order workers cleanup project for a few years now,” he said.
“It’s a great way to get these offenders to give back to the community and it saves Council money.
“So with the skate park the paint was purchased using funds from the State Government GraffitiSTOP program and the CSO guys did the rest.”
Mr Saldumbide said past cleanup projects had focused on Juru Walk at Plantation Park where the workers had cleared fallen foliage, cleared the walking area and re-painted the archway and seating area.
“They’ve painted bollards and fences at parks across the Shire and cleaned up boat ramps and the recreational areas at Wunjunga, Alva and the Mt Kelly and Mt Inkerman lookouts,” he said.
The CSO workers cleanup project has been operating since approximately June 2011. The workers attend each Wednesday from 9am-3pm.