Mystery surrounds the apparent dumping of some heavy machinery over an embankment on Wilsons Creek Road.
A local resident told Echonetdaily the mini-excavator and trailer appeared to have been pushed over the embankment at Lavertys Gap on Monday night or early this morning and was the second piece of heavy equipment to have been pushed into a gully on the same steep, winding stretch of road in a matter of several days.
Police told Echonetdaily that, on Sunday morning, a local had reported that a traffic-signal trailer having been pushed down a nearby gully.
Police notified Byron Shire Council staff who attended and re-installed the traffic signal trailer on the road, which is under repair and partly closed.
The resident said he reported the traffic-signal trailer dumping after driving home the other night and noticing it was missing.
‘It was a pretty dangerous situation as I nearly ran into someone coming down the hill and realised they had not been alerted by a red-stop signal that was there earlier,’ he said.
‘I later noticed the trailer down an embankment and notified police and it was later reinstalled.
‘Then this morning, I noticed this trailer and excavator down a nearby gully near the spot where the traffic-signal trailer had been thrown over, and thought it was a bit of a coincidence that two bits of heavy equipment had gone down the gully within a few days of each other,’ he said.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact local police.