A group is angry after one of Rochester's new town features, the Oppy sculpture, was vandalised only 10 weeks after it was unveiled.ELAINE COONEY January 15, 2014 4:15am
One of Rochester’s new town features has been vandalised.
Member of Rochester’s original planning group — which arranged for the sculptures to be erected — Peter Anderson said he was annoyed and disappointed when he learnt about the vandalism.
He noticed the Oppy sculpture was missing its gold head on Sunday January 6.
‘‘After 10 years in the making it’s very disappointing it only lasted 10 weeks,’’ he said.
He said he was most concerned that the Oppy sculpture would be damaged because it was the most delicate of the three.
Campaspe Shire council agreed to pay for the damage and artist Will Georgiev assessed the damage yesterday and plans to replace the missing part.
Cr Leigh Wilson said he was appalled that a passer-by, a community member or ‘‘late night revellers’’ may have caused the damage.
‘‘If it is someone in our community I would be very disappointed,’’ he said.
He pleaded for anyone with information about the incident or the location of the gold head to contact Rochester police on 5484
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