Murdoch bus shelters still without roofs after being vandalised in May


One of six Discovery Way bus shelters that has had its roof removed as a precaution after an act of vandalism earlier this year.
One of six Discovery Way bus shelters that has had its roof removed as a precaution after an act of vandalism earlier this year.

SIX bus shelters opposite Murdoch University on Discovery Way remain without roofs after a “significant and targeted act of vandalism” in May.

A nearby resident contacted the Melville Times to enquire about the bus shelters last week, which he said were installed at the start of the year before mysteriously having their roofs removed.

“They are quite fancy aluminium and glass shelters,” he said.

“A few months ago the roofs disappeared and nothing has happened since then.

“I’ve asked a few of the bus drivers and they don’t know anything; it seemed strange timing because it was winter and people standing at the shelters have been left completely exposed.”

A Murdoch University spokesman said all of the bus shelter roofs had been removed as a precaution after an unspecified act of vandalism resulted in one of them collapsing.

“The act of vandalism occurred in May,” he said.

“Murdoch is in discussions with the bus shelter manufacturer to arrange for the roofs to be replaced and to minimise the risk of this occurring in the future.

“Murdoch University is not in a position to provide further comment given the incident has been reported to police.”

Murdoch Police confirmed they had a report of the event and that no charges had yet been laid.