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Public forum to discuss the need for more industrial land

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The City of Greater Bendigo will next week host a public forum to discuss the need for more industrial land in Greater Bendigo to support further jobs and economic growth.

The forum will feature Brett Davis, Executive Director Regional Victoria from the Victorian Planning Authority, Nick Byrne from REMPLAN and Bendigo Manufacturing Group chair Mark Brennan.

Feedback and discussion from the forum will inform the preparation of the City’s new Industrial Land Development Strategy.

Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan said the development of the new strategy and the identification of future industrial land would ensure the City was well placed to support industry and job growth.

“The Greater Bendigo manufacturing industry recognises the urgent need for more land to accommodate growth,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“The City regularly receives interest from large scale businesses and industries seeking to relocate here which we simply cannot accommodate currently, particularly as much of the industrial land is close to residential development.”

“To make sure we are meeting the needs of industry, the strategy will look at changes in technology, skills, employment patterns, logistics and the Greater Bendigo economy more generally.

“This forum is a great opportunity to hear from experts and to cover topics such as what we need to consider when identifying land and what our industrial sector will look like in the future.”

The forum is on at the Capital Theatre on Wednesday December 5, from 6:00pm to 7.30pm. It is free and open to the public.

To RSVP for the forum and if members of the public wish to have a question answered at the forum, these should to be submitted to [email protected] by Monday December 3.



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