Redland City Council boosts security at Weinam Creek marina car park at Redland Bay

STOLEN: All four wheels were stolen off this car parked at Weinam Creek marina car park at Redland Bay on the weekend.
STOLEN: All four wheels were stolen off this car parked at Weinam Creek marina car park at Redland Bay on the weekend.

REDLAND City Council is increasing surveillance at the Weinam Creek marina car park at Redland Bay after further vandalism in the past week.

Mayor Karen Williams said the ferry terminal car parks would be patrolled four times a night seven days a week until security cameras were operating.

On Monday a Southern Moreton Bay Island couple found four wheels stolen off their car, which was also propped up on a trolley which had been stolen from another vehicle.

Cr Williams said she had asked the council officers to look at options to increase security after the latest incidents.

Three weeks ago police found 17 cars in four days that had been vandalised. In most instances windows were smashed and tyres slashed.

Agreements regarding security cameras - needed before the council installs the cameras funded through a $49,000 federal grant - between Translink and the council were yet to be signed, although Queensland Police had signed the agreements.

"Translink is yet to finalise the memorandum of understanding but I know officers are working collaboratively to get this actioned as soon as possible," Cr Williams said.

"I also want to thank local police for responding to my request for increased surveillance at Weinam Creek and for their great work in apprehending minors responsible for recent vandalism."

Police said last week that had cautioned four local boys - aged 13 and 14 - in relation to some wilful damage and enter with intent offences at the car park.

Investigations into others were continuing.

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