Reimagining Bendigo Creek Plan
A reimagined Bendigo Creek
Reimagining Bendigo Creek is a turning point. It marks the beginning of a process of renewal, understanding and connection over many generations, which aims to create a healthier, more inclusive, more connected and more beautiful Creek that we all respect and value.
A vision and plan to guide this process has been created over the course of the last six months, with the input and guidance of project partner organisations and representatives of the Greater Bendigo community.
Submissions to the Draft Reimagining Bendigo Creek Plan have now closed.
In late 2018, a scoping workshop was held with all partnering organisations to develop the project brief.
In early 2019 expressions of interest were called to establish the project’s Working Group, combining representatives of the Greater Bendigo community and from both government and non-government organisations with particular expertise or interest/s in the Bendigo Creek. The role of the working group is as a cross-disciplinary advisory group to the project. A Steering Group with representatives of project partner organisations is also providing strategic oversight and direction to the project.
Members of the Steering and Working Groups have participated in a series of workshops and meetings, as well as a site visit, to better understand the Bendigo Creek and to contribute to the development of the plan. Engagement by members of the Working Group groups with their own networks has also helped to illicit ideas and feedback to inform the planning process.
In the first half of 2019, the Issues and Opportunities Report, was prepared as a voice for our project partners and our community to reflect their stories, views and understanding of the Creek. This information was collected through workshops, listening posts, Social Pinpoint online interactive map, area surveys and general conversation.
During June and July 2019, a vision and principles for the Bendigo Creek were developed with the input of project partner organisations and community representatives. This provided the foundation the Reimagining Bendigo Creek Plan that has since been drafted.
Previous bulletins for the project are also available:
Reimagining Bendigo Creek Bulletin 2 - August 2019
Reimagining Bendigo Creek Bulletin 1 - February 2019