Heritage is the places and events that are important to a community. Heritage shapes our identity and fosters a pride of place, connecting us to our past, our city and our region.
Heritage can relate to a wide variety of places, including a building or group of buildings, site or area, land or landscape, a memorial, a tree, garden or parkland, the place of a historical event, urban areas, towns, industrial sites, archaeological sites, as well as spiritual and religious places.
The City of Greater Bendigo protects our rich heritage for present and future generations by managing our heritage places, our heritage projects and through the Heritage Overlay in the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme, which lists those places that are locally significant.
We provide the following services or information:
- Heritage planning
- Heritage Advisory Committee
- Heritage studies
- Plaques, memorials and monuments guidelines
- Heritage Restoration Loan Scheme
- Explore our history and heritage
Aboriginal cultural heritage
The Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung are recognised as the traditional owners and rightful peoples to protect, preserve and manage Aboriginal cultural heritage in the Greater Bendigo municipality. There are two appointed registered Aboriginal parties for our area:
For more information about protecting our heritage please contact us on 03 5434 6000.