The photo shows twenty empty plant holes along the new disable pathway in
front of the Macleay Island Library building. During the night of Wednesday
6 September, thieves stole twenty mature Lillypilly plants – at least $400
in value. These plants were donated by the Redland Council to replace the
mature shrubs which had to be removed when the new pathway was constructed.
The Macleay Island Community Library is run by volunteers who rely on
donations of books and money and on the annual plant sale to raise funds.
Someone on the Island has a new hedge at the Library’s expense.
Coleen Andrews (for the Macleay Island Community Library)
Surely we can get behind the Library crew and at the least keep an eye open for any unusual sightings of the bushes, they are fully mature and about half a metre high. Enquiries have been made to Council about replacements. But really, what do we have to do – chain the damn plants up? here is their number Phone 3409 4243.