“Between 5.30pm on Tuesday 18 September and 8am on Wednesday 19 September, one or more vandals has damaged grass and garden beds by riding a motorbike through the park.
“This deliberate and aggressive act of vandalism is an affront to our community.
“It is a gross insult to the many people in our community who worked tirelessly, over several years to campaign for a community space that we can share and enjoy together. It is an insult to our local residents including many families and children who have already come to love this wonderful park.
“Council has contacted Victoria Police to request police investigate and increase patrols in the area.
“We call on anyone in the neighbouring community to report any information you may have to Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
“You may be a nearby resident who heard or saw something when the damage took place – or you might know someone with information about this crime.
“We worked together to create this wonderful park and I know that we can continue to work together to care for and protect it.
“Just last Saturday we celebrated the opening of Sunvale Community Park as a symbol of what Council and community can achieve through working together.
“Council will work to repair the damage as soon as possible.
“We know that our proud and resilient community will continue to enjoy this wonderful park for many, many years to come.
“I look forward to our community sharing in more positive celebratory milestones at Sunvale Community Park in the future.”