City lists top priorities ahead of 2018 State election

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The City of Greater Bendigo has listed its priority projects for State and Federal Government support in a new advocacy booklet.

The projects will rely on partnerships between the City of Greater Bendigo, State Government, Federal Government and, in some instances, private investment to be delivered.

The projects are listed in no particular order but include funding for the Bendigo Law Courts, ‘Gov Hub’, Golden Dragon Museum expansion, Central Deborah Goldmine redevelopment, Bendigo Railway Station and precinct redevelopment, Bendigo Creek restoration, key freight intersection upgrades, a range of regional sporting facilities and regional community hubs.

The projects are listed under the headings of City centre revitalisation; Vibrancy and culture, Connecting Greater Bendigo; Healthy heart of Victoria; Thriving regional communities; and Innovation.

Creating the world’s most liveable community – Greater Bendigo priority projects for government and private sector investment has been released to coincide with next year’s State election but it will also be used to advocate for Federal Government support.

Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said funding from other levels of government was essential to ensure the projects could be delivered.

“The projects highlighted in this booklet will drive future economic growth and job creation for Greater Bendigo and the wider region, enhance community health and wellbeing, and improve our overall liveability,” Cr O’Rourke said.

“Booklets like this demonstrate Council is planning ahead and has thought strategically about the type of infrastructure it needs to support future population growth. They have also proven very useful in the past and I look forward to advocating to other levels of government and the private sector for investment in these projects.”

To view the booklet, visit


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