Reimagining Bendigo Creek Project Brief

The Reimagining Bendigo Creek Plan project will see the development of a guiding conceptual vision, strategic plan, and implementation framework, which together aim to realise the significant opportunities that a restored and revitalised urban waterway presents to the Greater Bendigo community. The project will canvas various aspects linked to the creek: greening, improved ecologies and environmental management, active transport and recreation, urban design and landscape improvements, land use and place integration, economic development and tourism opportunities, as well as coordination of governance and management.

The project is being facilitated by the City as a partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung who maintain a strong and living connection to the creek, as well as other government agencies that have an integral role in its management - the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA), Parks Victoria, Coliban Water and Goulburn Murray Water, as well as the local community.

This brief has been developed to explain the purpose and scope of the project and to guide its delivery. It also incorporates details of the community engagement plan for the project. Many aspects of its content were formatively developed at the project partner scoping workshop and have been refined for the purpose of clarifying the project brief.