Thieves strike Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre construction site at Kangaroo Flat

Police at the construction site on Tuesday morning. Picture: NONI HYETT
Police at the construction site on Tuesday morning. Picture: NONI HYETT

UPDATE 7.25pm: The City of Greater Bendigo is frustrated and disappointed by recent thefts from the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre construction site.

Building materials were reported stolen from the site in Kangaroo Flat sometime overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

A small amount of property belonging to the builders was reported stolen from the site almost two weeks ago.

“There is security lighting and action is being taken to prevent further thefts,” Bendigo active and healthy lifestyles manager, Lincoln Fitzgerald said.

“It is mostly lightweight materials and tradesman tools that are being taken.

“The thefts have not caused any delays to date. It is just frustrating and disappointing, however not uncommon on worksites.”

The centre is expected to open in November – almost a year later than initially anticipated

EARLIER: Police are investigating the theft of building materials from the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre construction site in Kangaroo Flat.

Sometime overnight between Monday and Tuesday, a thief or thieves targeted the site on Browning Street.

Police have processed the crime scene and forensic evidence has been taken for analysis.

It is the second time in recent weeks the construction site has been the scene of a theft.

In late June, property belonging to builders was stolen from the site.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Bendigo police station on 5448 1300, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a confidential crime report online.