A MURAL adorning Bolton Park's amenities block is set to disappear once the structure is demolished to make way for a new building.
Wagga councillors gave the demolition a green light when it approved the Bolton Park Master Plan in August this year. However the council had yet to sign off on removing the artwork from the Public Art Collection register.
Wagga council's cultural officer said, in a report, that the only choice available is to destroy the artwork as it has been painted directly onto the building's wall.
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"The Bolton Park Amenities project will address an identified community need by replacing a building that is no longer fit for purpose and provide an inclusive facility that will meet current and future requirements," the report states.
"It is not practical to reuse the existing material due to the damage that would take place during the demolition."
The council commissioned the Australian artist - whose artwork can be found across the world - to create the mural as part of its youth week in 2013. The young residents of Wagga participated in its creation during a stencil-making workshop.