Council staff were instructed not to interfere with the rock installations unless they present a risk to public safety.
Council staff were instructed not to interfere with the rock installations unless they present a risk to public safety.

’Fun police’: Why council’s cracking down on popular trend

THE council has apologised for being "the fun police" after knocking down cleverly built rock towers along the rock wall at Urangan.

Upset residents took to Facebook Friday afternoon to complain after council workers were seen destroying the towers.

The council replied to the complaints by saying "some of the rock pile builders were getting a little over zealous in their creativity" and therefore had created a safety issue on the public path.

"The council has no concerns about small rock installations from an aesthetic, community and social inclusion perspective, but some of the rock sculptures were almost a metre high, and others were stacked on to the concrete retaining wall which posed a danger to people passing by (especially children)," a spokesperson said.

"Staff have been instructed that they are not to interfere with the rock installations unless they present a risk to public safety."

Despite accusations that fines had been issued, the council told the Chronicle no fines had been given to rock pile builders.