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Signs stolen at Torndirrup National Park

Signs stolen at Torndirrup National Park

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is appealing to the public for information following the theft of signs in Torndirrup National Park near Albany.

Ten aluminium signs and mounting structures worth about $4000 were stolen, including large panels indicating directions to the Blowholes and Jimmy Newells Harbour, as well as interpretive and visitor safety signage.

The thefts are believed to have occurred on the evening of 7 July.

Parks and Wildlife acting Albany District manager Vince Hilder said the theft would not only incur a cost to the department but would also impact on visitor experiences at the park.

“Torndirrup is an iconic national park which contains well-known sites such as the Gap, Blowholes, Jimmy Newells Harbour and Natural Bridge and is visited by many thousands of tourists each year,” he said.

“These thefts are very disappointing, will detract from holiday makers’ experience of the area and will cost Parks and Wildlife unnecessary expense to replace.”

Any suspicious activity or information can be reported to Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Albany Parks and Wildlife office on (08) 9842 4500.

Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media 9219 9999