Bundaberg Regional Council has echoed calls from a local family for the return of a memorial plaque that was removed from a bench seat at the Walla Street skate park.
Divisional representative Cr Tracey McPhee said Council had arranged for the removal of two memorial plaques from the area, with plans to reinstate them in a suitable location upon completion of the upgraded facility.
“When a Council officer returned to retrieve the plaques prior to demolition, one of the plaques, in memory of two young men which was located on a bench seat, had already been removed,” she said.
“It is our belief that a well-meaning member of the public has removed the plaque prior to construction works to ensure its safety.
“If that is the case, we urge this person to come forward so that Council, in conjunction with the families, can reinstate the original plaque when the updated skate park is completed.”
Cr McPhee said if the plaque was not returned, Council would work with the families of the two men to create a replacement plaque to ensure it is restored in their honour.
“These two young men were members of our community and it is really important that we remember them,” she said.
Anyone with information about the missing plaque is urged to contact Bundaberg Regional Council on 1300 883 699.