Willagee: vandals target home of Perth Freight Link supporter

Willagee: vandals target home of Perth Freight Link supporter

WILLAGEE resident Brad Don believes rocks and brick pavers thrown at his home were in retaliation to a pair of signs he had erected on his own property stating his support for the construction of the Perth Freight Link.

Mr Don said the vandalism began after a photo of the signs was posted on the Facebook group Community Noticeboard for Beeliar Wetlands in mid-May.

The post attracted more than 30 comments, many calling for the signs to be removed.

“The first time I noticed what was happening was after coming home from a weekend away and there were a few small pebbles and limestone rocks on my front porch,” he said.

“A couple of days later a rock hit my roof while I was talking on the phone inside and then not long after that someone threw a brick paver aimed at the bigger sign, which was suspended directly over my son’s trampoline.”

Fearing for the safety of his child, Mr Don decided to take down both signs and stopped his son from playing in the yard for several days.

A handful of comments on the Facebook post indicated the signs had been reported to the City of Melville, but Mr Don said City officers never contacted him.

He said he was disappointed that he could not express an opinion without his home coming under physical attack.

“It makes me wonder what sort of people I’m dealing with. I didn’t go down to Bibra Lake and throw rocks at people with Rethink the Link signs,” he said.

“I feel disappointed that I can’t stick up a sign and express a viewpoint without my son’s health being endangered.”

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