Mareeba Shire Council has voiced its concerns in response to the recent increase in crime in the community.
Mayor Angela Toppin said the recent criminal activity is justifiably causing much angst within the community.
“We share the concerns of residents and business owners regarding the recent increase in crime and antisocial behaviour,” Cr Toppin said.
“The number of thefts, break-ins and acts of vandalism is simply unacceptable.
“While these issues fall outside Council’s powers, we are certainly advocating on behalf of the community.
“We are in regular contact with multiple organisations and State agencies, including the Queensland Police and the local Member Cynthia Lui, to tackle this issue in a coordinated manner,” Cr Toppin said.
“This week I have met with the local Acting Police Inspector and as well as telephone conversations with the local Member, I took the opportunity to meet with her at her mobile office in Mareeba.
“I will continue to be in regular contact with the local Member and I am hopeful that she can coordinate the multiple agencies and organisations to work together and bring about positive change in our community.