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Tweed/Byron LAC police are threatening to start handing out fines to people trespassing on the Cobaki Estate after they say a group of trail bikers and RV users caused damage to property and survey markers at the development site.

As a result of several such incidents, developer LEDA Manorstead has announced it will install CCTV cameras at the Piggabeen Road and Boy Street entrances to identify people trespassing on the property.

Police say they have received complaints of unauthorised people riding motocross bikes, 4WDs and all-terrain vehicles within the development site, causing significant damage to the property, survey markers and environmental protection barriers.

People who may be tempted to use the site for an off-road excursion should be aware police can issue an on-the-spot fine of $350 to anyone on the property without the permission of the developer.

The site covers an area of 300ha between Piggabeen Road to the west, the M1motorway to the east, the NSW-Queensland border to the north and Cobaki Lake in the south.

Anyone with information should call Tweed Heads police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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