There has been an overwhelmingly positive public reaction to council's recent V-Wall upgrades.
Guardian News recently reported that staff exerted themselves right up until Christmas Eve trying to finish the project after the December deluge slowed progress.
So it was incredibly disappointing for council to find that six solar lighting bollards along the V-Wall walkway had been smashed over the Christmas break.
The vandalised bollards were all in a row, and located half-way along the walkway, near the rear-entrance to the adjacent caravan park.
The manufacturer promoted the bollards as being 'vandal-resistant' which has led council staff to believe that a decent amount of force has been used to smash the top off each damaged unit.
The discovery of the vandalism almost reads as a case of déjà vu after a number of bollards in the same area were found damaged during the 2019 Christmas period.
"Council is disappointed this has happened again," Manager Infrastructure Services Matt Leibrandt said.
He encouraged members of the public to come forward if they had seen or heard anything, and said that council would be offering a reward to anyone able to provide information leading to a conviction.
Council staff were quick to repair the damage done and reported to management that a number of passers-by had expressed their frustration and disgust at the vandalism, along with their support for the work that council was doing to improve the popular public space.