Vandals smashed nine doors and windows at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre last night.
Vandals smashed nine doors and windows at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre last night.

G’bah aquatic centre vandalised

GOONELLABAH Sports and Aquatic Centre staff got a rude shock when they arrived at work this morning when they found thousands of dollars worth of damage had been caused by vandals.

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell posted the photo above on her Facebook page just after 9am this morning, followed by "Bad news- GSAC doors and windows have been vandalised over Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday," the post read.

"Nine doors and windows broken - many thousands of dollars damage."

The post triggered a flurry of responses from Cr Dowell's followers with 26 Facebookers posting on the vandalism within an hour.

About 20 minutes after her first post Cr Dowell added, "the good news is that GSAC will open at 10 (till 7pm) after the place has been vacuumed for glass and a temporary entrance created through an undamaged door."

"Thanks GSAC staff for all their work cleaning up, Summerland Security, Lickiss Glass, Police and LCC works staff."

Anyone with any information on the vandalism is urged to call Lismore police on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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