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Feedback wanted on replacement of Rumble Pavilion at Bellbird Park in Drouin with new expansive multi-use community facility

Council is seeking community input to identify potential future uses for Rumble Pavilion at Bellbird Park, Drouin as they determine the feasibility of its retention and the costs associated with its refurbishment.

By news@gippsland - 31st January 2022 - Back to News

Removal of the Rumble Pavilion had been included in the project scope of the $4.1 million Bellbird Park East Pavilion project which kicked off with a sod-turning event last week. The functions of the aging Rumble Pavilion were set to be replaced by the new and more expansive multi-use community facility. However, following a petition received from the community in support of retaining the site for community use.

As part of the wider Bellbird Park in Drouin project, council will also encourage community consultation regarding the future of the Rumble Pavilion

As part of the wider Bellbird Park in Drouin project, council will also encourage community consultation regarding the future of the Rumble Pavilion

Encouraging the community

Council moved to reconsider the pavilion's demolition pending the outcomes of further study and formal consideration of the petition. With the community's concerns front of mind, Council is encouraging interested residents to take part in a survey to share their thoughts on retaining the site. The information gathered from the community will inform Council of the potential benefits and value of retaining the structure alongside the new pavilion.

Get involved

The consultation opportunity will be open for three weeks from Monday 31 January to allow the community to take part in the survey. All submissions, including online and hard copies will be received until 5pm Monday 21 February 2022. To get involved please visit Tell us what you think about the Rumble Pavilion page.

Opportunity to provide community thoughts

Mayor Cr Michael Leaney said, "We understand that some members of the community have fond memories and strong feelings for the Rumble Pavilion. Some have expressed the desire that it be retained for continued use to serve other community groups and interests."

"We've listened to these requests and in response we've deferred making a decision on the demolition until we can get a better understanding of any potential viable future uses and the costs involved in its refurbishment and retention."

"I encourage all interested residents to take this opportunity to provide us with your thoughts and feedback and to let us know what benefits the structure might provide the community going forward." Cr Leaney said.

Pictures from Committee For Drouin Facebook page.


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