Bendigo City Centre Plan
The Bendigo city centre is the largest commercial precinct north of the Great Dividing Range. It has a regional catchment of around 300,000 people and is home to over 1,000 businesses, around 11,000 jobs and approximately 550,000 square metres of commercial floorspace.
Our city centre has grown and evolved considerably since it was first laid out in 1854. The next wave of investment is expected in the northern part of the city centre, with public sector developments including the new Bendigo Law Courts, Bendigo TAFE and a government office building - GovHub. The private sector is also busy delivering on the community’s vision for the city centre, with a number of mixed use buildings either under construction or soon to commence. This includes a number of hotel proposals that are in the early planning phase.
To guide this next wave of development and assist as the city centre evolves into a more mixed use and diverse environment, the current Bendigo CBD Plan has been reviewed and updated. The Bendigo City Centre Plan will provide design guidance for landowners and investors and ensure that new developments contribute to our city and respect and respond to our wonderful heritage assets, parks and gardens and transport networks.
Following the exhibition of the draft documents Council adopted the following documents at its meeting on Wednesday May 6, 2020:
- Bendigo City Centre Plan
- Parking Futures Action Plan
- Bendigo City Centre Heritage Study - Stage 1 - Vol 1
- Bendigo City Centre Heritage Study - Stage 1 - Vol 2