DISTURBING photographs have emerged revealing that the home of a former Korumburra childcare centre is being used as a site for illicit drug use.
Photos sent to the Sentinel-Times by a concerned Korumburra resident last week show the interior of the former Birralee Childcare Centre on Victoria Street is littered with syringes and swabs, suggesting trespassers have been using intravenous drugs on the premises.
“Obviously people have been shooting up in there,” the resident, who did not wish to be named, told the Sentinel-Times after having a “poke around” at the site last week.
Worried that the South Gippsland Shire Council would fail to act in response to the issue, aside from cleaning up the rubbish, the resident hoped speaking out in the media would “put the pressure on” for something to be done with the abandoned building.
“The fact that kids are going in there, using drugs… It’s somewhere they can go to shoot up, and we don’t want that around the town.
“We don’t want places available where they can do that. The owners need to get a move on and pull it down if that’s what’s happening there.”
Drug den discovered at former childcare centre