Eyes out for loo vandals in Georges River National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) opened 3 sparkling new community toilet blocks at Burrawang Reach just before Christmas – but, disappointingly, vandals have now struck 4 times.

Burrawang Reach picnic area, Georges River National Park

NPWS asks visitors to watch out for vandals who have repeatedly pulled doors off hinges and destroyed locks, likely in the evenings before 9 pm.

There have now been 4 attacks at either Burrawang Reach or Skiers toilet blocks near Burrawang Reach picnic area in Georges River National Park.

NPWS has upped security and installed cameras, and asks anyone with information to come forward.

NPWS invested $1.9 million in providing new facilities for visitors at this popular location, according to NPWS Area Manager Brendon Neilly.

'The vandalism is extremely disappointing as the new amenities were designed to better cater to the community’s needs and were only open a week before the attacks began,' Mr Neilly said.

'The repeated violence and destruction of the doors, hinges and locks has been reported to NSW Police who are looking into the matter.'

The 4 attacks that started on Boxing Day 2023 are:

  • Tuesday 26 December: Burrawang Reach toilets – 3 doors in women’s toilets ripped off hinges and locks damaged
  • Monday 15 January: Skiers toilets – one door in men’s toilets ripped off hinges and external timed door holder broken
  • Tuesday 30 January: Skiers toilets – two doors ripped off hinges in women’s toilets and locks damaged
  • Sunday–Monday February 4–5: Burrawang Reach toilets – one door in men’s toilets ripped off hinges and locks damaged overnight.

Anyone with information is asked to report it to NSW Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the NSW Police Crime Stoppers website.