Heritage Program

The City has recently commenced a large heritage studies program to fill the heritage protection gaps across the municipality, and update studies, some of which are more than 25 years old.

The heritage program is made up of numerous components, from a high level Heritage Strategy to undertaking heritage studies for geographically specific areas such as the former Shire of Huntly and Golden Square.

Heritage Gap Analysis

To provide guidance and clear direction for the heritage program, a Heritage Gap Analysis was completed in May 2019. The Heritage Gap Analysis outlines findings and recommendations for how to best approach and manage the work required to complete the post-contact heritage studies for the City. More specifically, the Heritage Gap Analysis identified numerous gaps in current protection afforded to the post-contact heritage in the City, as well as a need to update existing heritage studies, particularly older heritage studies that took place prior to the Council amalgamation that formed the City of Greater Bendigo. 

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Heritage studies provide us with insight into the rich heritage of Greater Bendigo. They help us to understand what places are important and why, and which places should be protected.

Former Shire of Huntly Heritage Study

The City of Greater Bendigo Heritage Gap Analysis review identified that the former Shire of Huntly as a priority for a comprehensive heritage study, as one had not been done before. The former Shire of Huntly covered areas including Ascot, Bagshot, Drummartin, Elmore, Epsom, Fosterville, Goornong, Kamarooka and parts of Huntly, East Bendigo and Longlea. A heritage study has begun and community members are invited to contribute to the first stage of the study and share their local knowledge. Community members were invited to contribute to the first stage of the study and share their local knowledge at two community drop-in sessions. The local knowledge and information that was collected at the drop-in sessions will be used to inform the first stage of the Heritage Study. 

Completed heritage studies:

Greater Bendigo

Borough of Eaglehawk and City of Bendigo

Urban Bendigo

Rural Shire of Marong

Shires of McIvor and Strathfieldsaye


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For all enquiries regarding heritage or planning scheme amendments contact us at [email protected] or 1300 002 642

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