Architecturally, one of the best Edwardian grandstands in the State, evoking both a distinctive Bendigo style and echoing well the Far-Eastern inspiration of many grandstands and pavilions built around the State early this century and late last.
Historically, its high integrity to its construction date allow it to reflect the many sporting and other events which have occurred there.
Queen Elizabeth Oval Grandstand - Physical Description 1
A highly ornamental sporting pavilion, this grandstand evokes everything, architecturally, that is Bendigo. The far-eastern flare of each of the four roof gables, the timber detailing within each and the cast-iron ornament. at the ridge, frieze and brackets, and balustrade; all are attributes seen in the distinctive Bendigo domestic style of the 1890s and early 1900s, inspired by William Beebe among others.
The walls are red brick and stucco and the roof clad with corrugated iron, shaped in an unusual bell-cast iron. The red brick caretaker's residence is typical of early this century, with a Dutch hip roof of corrugated iron and ric-rac frieze, in timber, to the verandah.
A small number of grandstands survive from this period in the State, and this is perhaps the best of the larger examples.
Comparison could be made with the Ballarat Oval grandstand (built 1898, designed by Clegg, Kell & Miller), but although distinctive, the Ballarat example is unrelated to contemporary domestic work or prevailing styles, unlike the Bendigo grandstand (Jacobs Lewis Vines & Aitken, Ballarat, Page 27).