Industrial Land Development Strategy
Greater Bendigo is the major employment and industrial hub for the broader Loddon Campaspe region. Important to our region’s future will be attracting business, industry and employment to support our growing population.
Council’s previous Industrial Land Strategy was adopted in 2002. Over the past 17 years there have been significant changes in technology, skills, training and occupations, energy, waste management and the Greater Bendigo economy.
The new Greater Bendigo Industrial Land Development Strategy (GBILDS) presents us with an opportunity to undertake a contemporary review of industry needs within Greater Bendigo and the wider region, and to understand existing industry needs and how they are planning for future growth.
To inform the new strategy, the City has prepared an Industrial Land Needs and Gaps Analysis report that provides a detailed overview of the current and future industrial land needs, and commissioned REMPLAN to prepare a Strategic Economic Insights report to identify the shortfall in industrial land over the next 14 years.
A draft Greater Bendigo Industrial Land Development Strategy has been developed and considers the supply and demand for industrial land, and the changing or future needs of industry business over the next 30 years. The draft will be considered for release to the community for feedback on Wednesday June 19.
Have your say on the draft strategy
The draft Greater Bendigo Industrial Land Development Strategy and Background Report are now available for community review and comment.
Download the draft strategy or view a copy at City of Greater Bendigo offices in Bendigo or Heathcote until Friday August 2, 2019.
To make a submission on the strategy or to be kept informed about this project ,contact the Regional Sustainable Development unit on 03 5434 6000 or [email protected]
Expression of interest
As part of this strategy process, the City is inviting interested landowners who have land that may be suitable (see criteria for land suitability) for future industrial development to contact us.
If your land is suitable and you are interested in discussing this matter further, fill in the form below by Friday August 2, 2019.
Drop In Session
The following drop-in session will be held:
- Venue: Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
- Date: Tuesday July 30, 2019
- Time: 5pm - 6pm
Please note: This is a drop in session where you can pop in at any time to speak with a council officer, you do not need to stay for the full hour.
If you have any questions on this project or any of our other projects please contact the Regional Sustainable Development unit on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]
Business owners and operators
To better understand the need for industrial land we are asking business owners to contact the City with their future requirements.
All comments will remain confidential but will be used to inform future land use requirements.
Please email Bridget Maplestone, Coordinator Growth and Liveability on [email protected] or phone (03) 5434 6396.