Millenials in our sights

BENDIGO is on a race against other regional cities to attract millenials priced out of living in Melbourne and Sydney, according to a consultant starting the public discussion about the city’s new parking strategy. Sydney-based principal urban strategist Steven...

Former principal gears up for fight

A DAMNING report into the conduct of former Bendigo South East College principal Ernie Fleming that the Victorian government had hoped would end two lengthy rumour-ridden investigations, has emboldened the former school leader to continue fighting. Mr Fleming has...

VCAT ruling speeds up planning

A PROPOSAL to build a large housing estate in Huntly will come before the City of Greater Bendigo next week, earlier than the council expected. It’s due to a VCAT case instigated by the developer because the former had failed to determine the application in the...

Schools on the win list

STATE Labor is ramping up its election run, with promises of school funding if re-elected. Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan this week announced Labor would invest $4.6 million to transform old classrooms and facilities at White Hills Primary School to bring students and...

Garage sale adds intrigue to GovHub plans

A PRIME parcel land in the heart of the city’s civic precinct has been put up for sale at the same time as plans progress for Bendigo’s proposed $90 million GovHub project on an adjacent site. Land that once housed the historic Doherty’s Garage has come onto the...

Liberal questions premier over hospital

BENDIGO East Liberals candidate Ian Ellis has challenged Daniel Andrews to show the plans of the Bendigo Hospital, saying it is wrong of the Labor premier to lay claim to it. Campaigning in Bendigo last week, Mr Andrews said: “I was just so pleased recently to be at...

Bendigo sees rise

The Bendigo property market is one of many in regional Victoria experiencing strong results and positive growth in recent sales according the latest data from the Victorian Valuer General. The quarterly results released this week for the three months to March 31 show...

Pilot bid up in the air

THE Victorian government has put a competitive bid to Qantas to encourage the carrier to select Bendigo as the location of a pilot academy, according to premier Daniel Andrews. The bid included a cash incentive, but Mr Andrews said he would keep the amount...

Rail at centre of election campaign

THE Labor state goverment has put reduplication of the Bendigo to Kyneton rail line on its list of election promises, falling short of announcing a green light for a new track but saying re-elected Labor would plan for an upgrade. "I think it is always important to do...



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