BMX bandits damage endangered Lennox bushland

A SENSITIVE environmental area in Lennox Head will be watched closely over the coming school holidays to prevent any further damage.

The patch of native bushland on the western side of Williams Reserve was extensively damaged during the September/October school holidays.

The area is classified as an Endangered Ecological Community.

Ballina Shire Council says youths built BMX tracks and jumps by digging out areas and piling up soil.

Chainsaws were also used to chop down and prune trees.

The issue was discussed at this week's B Ward committee, and concerns have been raised that youths might again damage the area during the next school holiday period.

Council staff will monitor the bushland and the community is also being encouraged to report any damage as soon as possible.



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