Enquiries continue into the spate of vandalism attacks in the Northern Illawarra, with Wollongong Council working to repair the damage and prevent further attacks.
This comes in the wake of the latest, second attack on Jim Allen Oval at Wombarra, where once again, hooks have driven a car across the field, digging up the grass amen making the surface dangerous for weekend football matches.
A Council spokesman says Wollongong Council is disappointed to see one of our much-loved sports fields vandalised.
“Our sports fields play an important role in our community,” says a Council spokesperson.
” They’re a place of activity, of socialisation and of relaxation for everyone – and we do not like to see any of our parks and field damaged by reckless behaviour.”
Council staff have visited the field to assess the damage.
“We will work with representatives of the Northern Districts Football Club and the Illawarra District Rugby League association as we look to complete the repair work to the playing surface as soon as possible,” he says. “Council will look into further options to improve the field’s perimeter fencing. In April this year we worked with representatives of the Northern Districts Football Club and the Illawarra District Rugby League association to remediate this oval after the grass was torn up by vehicles. At this time we repaired the damaged turf and top dressed the oval, and put in some large concrete blocks to help prevent cars getting onto the surface.
“We encourage anyone with information about this act of vandalism to contact NSW Police on 1800 333 000.”