It's always nice to see a bit of green as you drive through town, but after years of consistent vandalism Bunnings Geraldton has decided to turn off the retic on the verge of their North West Coastal Highway premises altogether.
We got in touch with Bunnings after noticing consistently broken sprinklers watering more of the highway than the grass, and was informed that not only does the retic suffer regular damage from passers-by, but they are the target of consistent theft with plants and reticulation pieces taken on a regular basis.
"We have over $400 a week in plants taken" said store manager Natalie.
The decision to turn the retic off will probably result in the verge being gravelled, with other options like underground drip watering not being feasible with the calcification that occurs with Geraldton's water causing too much damage to the drip lines, according to Bunnings.
Please contact local police if you see any suspicious activity in the Bunnings car park.