Vandals' trail of $50k Pearl Estate destruction

VANDALS have caused nearly $50,000 worth of damage to a new development near Valla which has temporarily closed the Pearl estate.

“Intruders first forced their way into the development site via a neighbouring property some time between 2pm and 7.30pm on Boxing Day,” said an angry Anthony Field, the Principal of agents Ray White.

“They cunningly avoiding the security cameras at the main entrance from the Pacific Highway.”

The property was released on December 14, 2008, but due to the damage has been closed again.

“They vandalised property and stole 65 uniquely crafted stainless- steel signs with the artistic Pearl at Valla logo from wooden bollards along the road at the new subdivision,” added Mr Field.

“Then on January 4 we were shocked to find vandals had been in again and left a path of destruction along the way, again avoiding the security cameras.

“We're looking at torn down lamp posts, shattered designer glass panels at bus shelters, ripped up asphalt, destroyed landscaping and more.”

Owner Ged Keeghan of Bellbird Park Developments, said the development had been designed and planned to enhance the environment and to create a unique residential enclave.

“It truly is one of a kind on the New South Wales east coast and an asset to the region,” he said.

“We are very disappointed at these mindless acts of theft and vandalism.

Pearl at Valla has taken many years to come to fruition with the previous owner taking nearly eight years to get the development plans approved.

The plan was approved with more than 60 stringent conditions, which the developers have adhered to, as well as going a little further to enhance the natural beauty of the area.

The developer has offered a reward of $5000 reward for information given to the police that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the offenders.

Contact the Nambucca Heads Police on 6598 5399 or Anthony Field on 6598 6000.

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