SENSELESS acts of vandalism of two Lake Cathie facilities will come at a cost to the Hastings community in repairs.
The new Lake Cathie amenities block was targeted with graffiti, while the Lake Cathie Sporting Field's storage containers were damaged last week.
A spokesperson from Port Macquarie Hastings Council labelled the graffiti act as "disappointing" and said vandalism continues to cost the community thousands of dollars every year.
Graffiti Blasters volunteers tackle illegal graffiti on public property in known hotspots, using specialist equipment and a vehicle provided by council.
A council spokesperson said chemicals, equipment and the cost of the vehicle costs about $100,000 a year but that doesn't cover the cost of volunteers' time.
The spokesperson said it's money which could be invested into roads, sporting facilities, parks and other community facilities.
The attacks at Lake Cathie come after vandals smashed and damaged play equipment at Livvi's Place playground at Westport reserve in Port Macquarie.
Council is undertaking repairs to the equipment this week to the popular pirate ship.
The storage shed at Lake Cathie sporting fields was also broken into last week.
Lake Cathie Bonny Hills Junior Rugby League president Rodney Nugent said the committee works hard to provide players with a great club and the vandalism was "a real kick in the guts".
"Not only have you destroyed our container's doors, we are now up for cost to fix them, which this small little footy club cannot afford."
To report any information related to the incidents at Lake Cathie or Westport Park please call police on 6583 0199.
To learn more about volunteering as part of council's Graffiti Blasters Program visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/volunteering or call council's volunteer coordinator on 6581 8111.