Bev and Ken Stent, Brendan Bartlett, Godfrey Daly, Carol Davis, Rodney Draper and Gary Davis.

The Woodvale community needs your vote in the next three days.

The community has submitted a government supported research project called Woodvale History – Looking Forward, Looking Back.

The project has been aimed at Pick My Project which is a Victorian government initiative.

The aim of the project is to record and share the history of Woodvale from the 1840s to 2018, before it is lost forever.

For people with links to Woodvale and for the wider community it will be a significant enterprise.

The multi-faceted project is committed to publishing Ray Wallace’s new book on the history of Woodvale.

Plaques will be placed at historical sites and a pamphlet will be published to enable people to follow an historical trail.

As well, an historical bus trip will be offered and extra photos and material not included in the book will be added to the Woodvale website.

In order to participate you are invited to browse all of the projects offered on the pickmyproject.gov.vic.au website.

You then pick out three projects and vote online or by phone on 1800 797 818 before Monday at 5pm.

President of the Woodvale Hall Committee, Ken Stent, said the Woodvale project was a David versus Goliath situation.

“We are hoping to obtain enough votes to get a share of the $1.5 million available for the Loddon Campaspe region,” he said.

“Our small rural community is competing against about 90 worthwhile projects around Bendigo.”

Mr Stent is a member of the very active Woodvale Progress Association which works to maintain and further the well-being of Woodvale and the community.