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