2022 and 2023 Rye Pier Benches

February 2023: More Benches Delivered

The team at Parks Victoria was so impressed they ordered a further 2 units. Fortunately. we had plenty of timber we could use to meet the order!! This was a nice project to kick off the year’s activity at Stringer Reserve.

December 2022: Installation

Parks Victoria has completed the initial installation on Rye Pier.


November 2022: Job Done

Parks Victoria has collected 3 units that are now on their way to Rye Pier for installation.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the build.



July/August 2022: The Build

With the timber sorted and the best of the stack cleaned, it was time for construction. The “Tuesday Crew” worked to the template and the finished benches got the nod of approval from the Parks team. Some of the more serious bolt holes will be filled.

Parks will collect at a suitable time when the Rye Pier is ready for the benches. 

June 2022: Timber Received


February 2022: Project Approved

A community project to build some benches from timber taken from the old pier. We have agreed to make 2 benches from the timber supplied. A project request has been raised – 20220201 Parks Vic Bench Request

Parks have confirmed we will receive 40 sleepers from the old pier. 20 will be from a reserve of better panels, 20 from the unsorted stock. Parks will deliver the timber to the Stringer Reserve Site.  The delivery truck will have a crane to help with offloading the timber. It is proposed that we store the timber inside the Blairgowrie Community Garden fences.

The Plan

The “Tuesday Crew” to sort through the timber and select the most suitable for use in creating 2 benches required. Timber to be washed and stored inside the Shed.

Remaining timber to be set aside, outside the Shed (Use to be determined, possible additional benches for the community garden and surrounds).

Parks have supplied some pics of what they would like to see created from the timber. A template will be drawn up for the required design.

Timber to be cut to the template and assembled at Stringer Reserve.

Suitable hardware (bolts, etc.) will be purchased from the budgeted $500.

When complete, Parks to be contacted.

The aim is for the truck to be brought back to collect the benches.

The Shed members to assist at the updated pier on the installation.