Moyne Shire offices egged again

THE Moyne Shire Council offices in Port Fairy have again come under egg attack.

Moyne Shire Council CEO David Madden (left) listens to Alan “Swampy” Marsh as he talks to the media outside the Moyne Shire offices in Port Fairy in September last year.

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Warrnambool police crime scene officers attended the offices in Cox Street, where hundreds of eggs were thrown against a number of doors early yesterday morning.

Witnesses said some of the eggs contained chicks and some staff struggled to work because of the stench, including outdoor employees who had been tasked with cleaning up the mess.

“It’s really gross,” one witness said.

It is the second egging of the offices in the past four months.

A Moyne Shire spokesman confirmed an incident had been reported to police after the mess was discovered by staff early this morning.

The incident comes amid a dispute over compensation involving Warrnambool and district poultry farmer Allan “Swampy” Marsh and the shire. Mr Marsh alleges the shire’s local laws officers inadvertently allowed dogs to enter his property and kill 960 of his chickens.

Mr Marsh denied any physical involvement in the latest egging but said he did supply “900 eggs” to people.

He made similar comments after about 1000 eggs were thrown against a number of doors at the offices overnight on October 31 last year. 

Yesterday Mr Marsh said one of his supporters came and borrowed his ute, took it to Port Fairy and “continued our campaign”.

“We tried to negotiate with the mayor (Jim Doukas) and were told the council would be happy to see me in court, that the Moyne Shire had not lost a court case in 10 years and the council had unlimited funds to fight any case,” he said.

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