Labor promises funding for Harry Trott

A nine-year campaign to upgrade the clubrooms at Harry Trott Oval in Kennington will get a financial kick along if Labor wins government. Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan today pledged $2 million to put towards the construction of a new club facility with changerooms,...

Third term for mayor

ALMOST half of City of Greater Bendigo councillors nominated to be mayor but they returned Margaret O’Rourke for a third term as the council seeks to make headway on projects that threaten to leave council with a legacy of cost. Long-serving councillor Rod Fyffe will...

Cyclists fight rail change

CYCLISTS took to the train this week to show their frustration at the lack of space provided on new V/Line VLocity trains for bicycles which they claim will impact on cycling tourism in regional Victoria. The new carriages provide 14 additional seats for travellers,...

Voters take early option

BENDIGO voters took the opportunity to vote as soon as two polling booths in the city opened for early voting on Monday. By last night, more than 7000 people in the seats of Bendigo East and Bendigo West had voted but candidates still had over a week of campaigning...

No time for complacency

Half of Victorians living in areas at high risk of bushfire think the risk to their home minimal, a CFA survey has revealed. CFA’s Bushfire Community Survey, undertaken annually since 2009-10, showed that 52 per cent of this year’s respondents considered the risk...

Law courts election promise

NEW and bigger law courts will be built in Bendigo by 2022 for $152 million at the Bendigo TAFE site if Labor is re-elected, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced today. And the state government will throw it open to the community to provide ideas on how to use...

Funding change impacts candidates

BENDIGO voters will have a slimmer spread of candidates from Monday, and the major parties have been criticised for contributing to a difficult climate for raising campaign funds. But Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale yesterday rejected claims Labor’s...

Access debate continues

THE independent panel assessing Victoria’s public land spent further time talking to interest groups in the Wellsford Forest east of Bendigo this week. Victorian Environmental Assessment Council chair Janine Haddow met with horse riders on site to discuss their...

Parties pile on promises

THE week before polling opened saw another round of election promises from the major parties, including money for the north end of Bendigo and for Strathfieldsaye. In two separate announcments, the Liberal National Party targetted recreation in Epsom and Huntly. In...



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