TAG OUTRAGE: ‘Remove this selfish crap immediately’
"Ugly" tagging of a Noosa National Park beach safety marker has triggered a wave of outrage on social media.
The call for action to stamp out the visual blight, which came after Kylie Cirillo posted her photo of a heavily marked sign partly obscuring the warnings to visitors, attracted almost 60 comments.
"What's going on in Noosa national Park? Disrespect," Ms Cirillo said.
"I only took a photo of the front of the sign the back of sign an post also had graffiti.
"It could be anyone but there was no shortage of tourists heading out to fairy pools also standing down at the bottom at high tide with rough seas.
"I have seen a lot of poor choices in our beautiful national park of late."
Local environmental activist and sand artist Dennis Massoud said the tags were on display at a time when the Today Show was filming in the park.
"The Noosa National Park is the most visited national park in Australia and is fast becoming the most abused," he said.
"Email your local member Sandy Bolton and email the Minister for the Department of Environment.
"We need full-time rangers policing the national park and if that's not possible we need voluntary ranges with powers to photograph or hand out fines to those that abuse the park."
He said those "ugly signs" in the main entrance of the park cost the taxpayer $430,000.
Pat Isaacs said it was "a pity we can't close the park for a time and allow it to heal".
The best way to stop taggers, according to Adrian Alexander, is to "remove their selfish crap immediately".
"They then get no satisfaction from bragging about their pathetic efforts, and we who live in this glorious part of the world don't have to look at it," he said.
"That's why I personally bought paint, and painted over the tag opposite the toilet block at Castaways Beach. If they do it again, I will paint it again."
Jean Pierre Dolle believed the only way to stop this scourge was control entry to the park and put in surveillance cameras.