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City seeks feedback on Raywood Recreation Reserve concept plans

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The City of Greater Bendigo has been working with the Raywood Recreation Reserve Committee and Raywood Progress Association to increase the usage at the Raywood Recreation Reserve and entice more people to the area. 

Two concept plans featuring a range of improvements at the Raywood Recreation Reserve community facilities have been developed and the City is keen for interested residents to have their say on the plans.

Key elements of the proposed concept plans include:

  • Construction of two new tennis/netball courts.
  • New change room facilities and public toilets.
  • Construction of a splash park to replace the current swimming pool facilities.
  • Establishment of a Recreational Vehicle (RV) space and dumping point to encourage RV campers to visit and stay in Raywood.
  • Widening of the oval to cater to soccer matches and multiple junior Australian rules football matches.

City of Greater Bendigo Active and Healthy Lifestyles Manager Lincoln Fitzgerald said the concept plans are in line with the Raywood Community Plan 2014 which features a key goal to improve Raywood’s recreation facilities.

“The City now wants to know what concept plan residents prefer, what they think works well or what they see as a potential issue,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“We also want to know what the Raywood community can do to increase usage of the recreation reserve and the community hall and if they support removing the swimming pool in favour of replacing it with a splash park.

“We are asking that residents consider the plans in conjunction with the Raywood Community Hall so there is no duplication of facilities unless this is identified as needed.

“The City has already committed to construct two new tennis/netball courts at the recreation reserve and will undertake this work as a short term priority.

“I encourage residents to take some time to look at the plans and provide us with their feedback.”

The concept plans can be viewed online at   or interested residents can discuss the concept plans with City staff at a Pizza and Information Night at the Raywood Hotel from 5.30pm on Thursday November 1, or at a listening post at the Car Boot Sale at Raywood Recreation Reserve and Community Hall on November 10.

Written submissions on the concept plans must be received by the City by November 12, 2018.

For further information please contact Matthew Kerlin or Cara Smith on (03) 5434 6000 or via e-mail to [email protected] or [email protected].


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