Community Update - Lancelin Shire Office Closure

Published on Monday, 16 October 2023 at 3:46:26 PM

Please attribute information in this update to Shire President, Cr Wayne Fewster.

Due to recent threatening graffiti posted last Thursday directed at all Shire of Gingin staff and Elected Members, it has been necessary for the Shire to implement protection measures for all personnel which has included the closure of the Lancelin Shire Office until further notice.

The offensive graffiti was removed on the day it occurred limiting its visual impact, however as these messages threatened harm the matter is currently under investigation by Police.

The Shire CEO implemented the closure of the Lancelin Shire Office, as well as other necessary staff protection measures, in response to the threat which is being taken seriously. These actions are fully supported by the Elected Members and have unfortunately been forced upon – and are inconveniencing - the wider community. They will however remain in place until the matter is resolved.

This type of behaviour is abhorrent and completely unacceptable. Shire Staff and Elected Members do not deserve to be treated with disrespect, abuse, or be threatened with harm. The Shire will not tolerate this type of behaviour under any circumstances and Police will be notified in every instance.

When the matter is resolved, the Shire will provide an update – in the meantime this is all the information we are able to provide at this time.

Shire of Gingin media contact:
Meredith Taylor
T: (08) 9575 5150

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