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Recreation Reserve Works Summary

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March 2023

The Recreation Reserve Pavilion (Hub), plus associate facilities has now been completed, handed over to the community, and the official opening was conducted this month. Following an informative special official "Welcome to Country" by Kerrie.

The grand opening was officially conducted by Mr. Ken Stent by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. The event had a large attendance and an informative speech was given by the City of Greatedr Bendigo, Councillor Ms Andrea Metcalfe. Our local ward councillor Ms Julie Sloane was also in attendance. The grand opening of the pavilion was followed by a second special event being the official naming of the Woodvale Recreation Oval to now become "The Harry Boyle" oval. The official naming was conducted by unveiling a permanent special commemorative plaque on a stone plinth adjacent to the oval.

The Pavilion, now colloqually called the Woodvale Hub, is now fully available for hire to be enjoyed by all. (Refer Hiring Costs on the "Amenities Tab). The recreation reserve grounds, oval, cricket pitch, tennis courts, BBQ and picnic facilities are now open for public use 24/7 free of charge.....Enjoy!


November 2021

After many years of active lobbying for an upgrade to our Woodvale Recreation Reserve, and a number of design phases with the COGB, your committee, with the assistance of council have been successful in obtaining a very significant grant from the Victorian State Government for the upgrade of the facilities at our reserve. Phase 1 involves a number of activities with the principal being the provision of a new purpose designed pavilion.

You will note over the coming months construction activity taking place in the area, which will now be out of bounds for safety reasons (Constuction Site), however the design of the works activites allow us to keep the tennis courts and BBQ undercover area available for use by the public, sadly the BBQ units themselves cannot be used due to power disconnections.

Watch this space for further information as construction progresses.


May 2015

The Woodvale Recreation reserve committee of Management are excited to announce they have been successful in obtaining a State Government of Victoria grant to upgrade the BBQ and picnic table at the recreation reserve. A grant of $17850 has been obtained through the Local Landscape Enhancement program to upgrade the current BBQ and install a 2 hotplate BBQ with stainless steel top and 3 picnic tables that have wheelchair access.  The committee are very thankful for the funding by the State Government of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning and support received by the City of Greater Bendigo.

We hope the improved facilities will be enjoyed by families and individuals for future generations. It is hoped that project will promote health and wellbeing by connecting communities.  The Woodvale Recreation reserve Committee of Management is happy to report that the installation was commissioned and completed for use in June 2015. ENJOY!


For further detail regarding this item please contact Kerry Errington on 5446-3992


March 2014

The Woodvale Recreation Reserve Draft improvement Plan (concept plan described above), has now been released for review and general comment and can be viewed by following this link : View Draft Improvement Plan



November 2012

Concept plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Woodvale Recreation Reserve have now been completed, and are on display at the Woodvale Community Hall. It is intended that copies of the plan with explanatory notes will be provided on this website in the near future. 

The community representative bodies have voted in favour of allocating all of the 2012 - 2013 "Small Towns" grant once again to the Recreation Reserve to continue momentum on this very important project for our community.

The concept plan and design is a long term document intended to drive and support grant allocations for the forthcoming future in the community. There are currently in place consultants, landscape architects, and a local steering committee, managed by COGB to achieve the final design details for the concept plan. These design works have been funded by COGB direct.


March 2012

  It is understood that the Recreation Reserve main redevelopment project is looking very positive, with the initial $15,000 received from COGB as seed money for the whole project. The City of Greater Bendigo has engaged consultants for the creation of the project plan who will be directly funded by them.

The Recreation Reserve  committee has also been successful in negotiating a grant for the procurement of a ride on mower for use at the reserve


January 2012

The 2011 small towns grants has seen the Recreation Reserve successfully apply for a grant of $8082 to purchase and install AFL and Soccer goal posts and nets. The purchase and  installation of these posts is now complete.


July 2011

 In July 2010 the Woodvale Recreation Reserve and Woodvale Tennis club received a small town’s grant from the COGB of $5615.00.

The grant enabled a number of projects to be carried out, which included repainting of two courts and the purchase of new nets.

All three courts now have new surfaces, and the recent provision of a concrete apron and path now provides improved access for elderly and persons with a disability.

The final stage of the project included the installation of bollards and completion of drainage.

The works could not have occured without the hard work of some wonderful volunteers in our community.

The major items funded were very labor intensive.  The work was a large undertaking over 15 separate working days involving teams of two to six persons.

A special thanks to all who contributed their time and labor and the COGB for making the funds possible to enable these projects to be achieved.


  June 2011

As was previously published on this site, a number of works jave been  conducted at the Recreation Reserve on behalf of the community residents by the Recreation Reserve Committee of Management (COM).