2018 Community Story

$1.3m Eaglehawk Regional Play Space, including tribute to Zayden Veal-Whitting

Images and text courtesy of Bendigo Advertiser
Article published August 15 2018 – full story link here

The 165-metre long play space at Lake Neangar features a butterfly-themed junior play area called Where Angels Play, which celebrates the life of the baby boy and other Bendigo children taken too soon.

The play space is shaped like a giant eagle hawk and features equipment custom-built to reflect passages from Banjo Patterson’s poem about “Mulga Bill from Eaglehawk”.

Play equipment consists of seven swings, five slides, a carousel, a book stand, a fairy house, a hammock, a sand pit and a double flying fox.

Plans for the Eaglehawk Regional Play Space, which was designed by City of Greater Bendigo staff.

The Eaglehawk Regional Play Space is funded by the City of Greater Bendigo.

Community groups contributed $120,000 towards the project, including Empowering Eaglehawk, Borough Club, Eaglehawk Rotary, Eaglehawk UFS Dispensary, Bendigo Regional YMCA, Y Service Club of Eaglehawk, Y Women Service Club, Eaglehawk Lions Club, Bendigo Bank, Villawood Properties and the Family and Friends of Baby Zayden Veal-Whitting.