Shed flattened

A shed built by Byron Council at Clarkes Beach Byron Bay to house a beach-going wheelchair for disabled people has been destroyed by vandals.

"It's just pure vandalism," said a council spokesperson.

"It was still standing on Friday. We don't know why or how it was destroyed."

Luckily, the wheelchair wasn't in the shed when it was flattened.

It was at the council's Mullumbimby headquarters being repaired after it was stolen a couple of weeks ago from the shed and left abandoned and damaged on the beach.

The attack on the shed was not the first. Vandals have damaged the shed at least twice in recent months.

The council spokesperson said the shed would be replaced, but it might not be on the same site.

In the meantime, the wheelchair would be still available, but people wanting to use it would have to plan ahead, she said.

They could ring the council on 66267000 to make arrangements to pick it up, or the council could deliver it.

- Gary Chigwidden

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