Bikes, 4WDs cause damage to park
RECREATION motorbike and 4WD drivers causing damage to Lockyer National Park were targeted in an operation by Gatton Police over the weekend.
Gatton Police Sergeant, Tony Harm, said it was a joint operation with the Toowoomba Police, Forest Hill Stock Squad, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Rangers and DERM targeting unruly and unlawful behaviour in Lockyer National Park.
“There have been lots of reports of wilful damage going on in the park,” he said.
“There has been a lot of damage to habitat because of traffic related matters and there has been some shooting with hunters in the park.
“It has become very popular for 4WD trail bikes making their own tracks and damaging the place, which is unlawful as the park should be a pristine environment.”
Sgt Harm said regular patrols would be taking place.
“Most of the problem has been unregistered bikes and 4WD,” he said.
“Lockyer National Park is not a place for motorbike enthusiasts to wreck.”
The operation caught 13 unlicensed drivers, 21 unregistered vehicles and 13 other offences mainly causing damage to habitat.