6 Lyndale Ct, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
Walter Harry Tew (MBE) was a ward councillor for over 30 years. He was also Knox’s first mayor when Knox was declared a city in 1963. He lived almost his entire life in Ferntree Gully. Wally received an Order of the British Empire award (MBE) for his service to local cricket and football clubs, and to the wider community.
The Wally Tew Reserve is the oldest public reserve in Knox. When the original oval was due for destruction, Wally Tew advocated to Council to keep the old oval. He also encouraged developing a new space for local cricket and football clubs to play. He convinced Council to turn the old shire tip into a second oval for the community.
Council partnered with the cricket and football clubs and created the new oval. They decided to also keep the original oval and built the magnificent 2 story ‘W.H. Tew Pavilion’. Council named the pavilion after Wally, to honour his efforts to provide spaces for local clubs.
- Off-lead dog area
- Public toilets
- Seating and tables