The supreme prize

  A BENDIGO legal graduate has revelled in the regional way of completing a law degree and beat out 250 of his mostly metropolitan contemporaries to win the Supreme Court prize. Sam Taylor worked for the local firm O’Sullivan Johanson Lawyers before he decided to...

City push for rail link

  BENDIGO mayor Margaret O’Rourke says the Melbourne Airport Rail Link project must include a connection to regional centres, with the council to lobby to ensure Bendigo is part of the link. The federal government last week announced it would contribute $5 billion to...

Badge of honour

  BENDIGO has made its mark on the RSL’s latest Anzac Day fundraising badge. The $50 badge featuring Army nurses was inspired by suggestions from RSL secretary Lisa Gellatly, pictured, with a little help from the Bendigo Weekly. A former Army nurse herself, Ms...

Farmer to fight land buy

  MARONG farmer Max Carter has vowed the acquisition of 311 hectares of his property will cost council “a few more millions” if they try and take the land off his family forcibly. Mr Carter and his family were at Wednesday’s City of Greater Bendigo council meeting...

Waste cost hike for ratepayers

  RATEPAYERS will be asked to carry the weight of increasing waste costs in a City of Greater Bendigo budget that also puts more resources to the unglamorous use of renewing assets rather than building shiny new ones. Councillors are warning that ratepayers will need...

Manufacturers support a business park at Marong

  BENDIGO'S manfacturers have backed the City of Greater Bendigo's recommendation to move to compulsorily acquire 311 hectares of Marong farmland to build a business park, saying the region cannot be without it and risk losing business to other Victorian regional...

Marong farmers set to lose 300 hectares

  A 16-year battle over 311 hectares of Marong farmland this week became a classic Australian movie plotline featuring compulsory acquisition and a land owner defiantly withstanding pressure to sell. But this time the City of Greater Bendigo dramatically raised the...

Change afoot for waste

  THE City of Greater Bendigo is lining up recycling bins for more frequent collection than garbage despite the current preferences of Bendigo residents. The council believes residents are not yet ready for garbage to be picked up fortnightly even though only a third...

Boss defends V/Line

  V/LINE CEO James Pinder maintains that the performance of the network is not going backwards, despite the operators ongoing struggles to meet performance targets. Speaking on ABC Radio this week, Mr Pinder said he doesn’t think the network is going backwards despite...


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