'Gold Fields' - the property

Due to her partners illness with bipolar, Vanessa started managing the 300 acre property and ESB operation on her own. She built a stadium which seated up to 10,000 people out of waste material from a nearby gold mine and had several ideas for hosting major events, outdoor concerts and festivals in the future.

The property, ‘Gold Fields’ hosted the Pony Club State Championships in May, 2009,  the Riding for Disabled (RDA) State Championships in 2010, the Beach Party in the Bush in 2012 and 2013.

After 15 years of sweat, blood and tears, things were starting to take shape when another major insult occurred, the worst environmental disaster in the history of the Fosterville Gold Mine. You can see some images here. 

This resulted in the decision to relocate to Euroa, taking everything with her to start all over again.