The Whyalla City Council is calling for information after thieves damaged the Stony Point cuttlefish site toilets on the weekend.
Thieves stripped the public amenity of its solar panels and associated electrical works sometime on Friday, June 21.
Council is now scrambling to make sure the toilets are returned to full working order as soon as possible with cuttlefish season now upon us.
Council CEO Chris Cowley said this sort of stealing was up there with the lowest form of theft.
"We are talking about a public-funded facility that provides comfort and a warm welcome to visitors and locals at this important site in our region," he said.
"These thieves have stolen from the community of Whyalla and effectively taken money straight out of our residents' pockets.
"Council and the community fund these type of facilities to improve our city and complement the livability of our region.
"To have low-life thieves wreck that for everyone in Whyalla and our visitors is a disgrace and we encourage anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000."
The matter was reported to Whyalla Police on the weekend and they have confirmed the case has been referred to an investigator.
Police urged people to report any information on this crime or details of anyone trying to sell this solar equipment.
"This was obviously a targeted theft, these thieves knew what they were doing," Mr Cowley said.
"There's going to be a shack, shed or house somewhere with this equipment on it or they are going to try and sell it.
"I urge anyone who sees this equipment (see below) being used, or offered for sale, to call the police straight away."
THE ITEMS STOLEN:
1 x 300W Solar Panel & Cabling.
2 x 260W Deep Cycle Batteries & Cabling
1 x Power Cube Box (Includes: 15A MPT Regulator, 6 x circuit breakers, Double 20A cig socket + USB, Sundaya Solar Converter Hub, Anderson Plug)
2 x panels for solar lights
1 x solar light
Anyone with any information on this equipment is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.