Council's state budget hopes

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 01-May-2015

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The City of Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox has high hopes for the city's share in next Tuesday's state government budget.

This is really the first big opportunity for the new government to start honouring the commitments it made at the last election. The Council looks forward to them doing so, while acknowledging that governments are elected for four years and not everything can be achieved in the first year,” Cr Cox said.

The Council is very keen to see funding confirmed for the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre and the Bendigo Stadium expansion so works can commence on these projects during the next financial year.

Education was a high priority during last year’s election campaign with building projects promised for Epsom Primary School, a new technical college, Kalianna, Bendigo Senior Secondary College upgrade and a new Department of Environment and Animal Studies at Bendigo TAFE.

The community would like to see the funds start flowing for these important projects.”

He said White Hills and Epsom residents are looking forward to a major upgrade of Napier Street.

The Council is a big supporter of the Government’s metro-style rail project, which complements the work the strategy team has been doing with the Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy,” Cr Cox said.

Confirmation of funds for this project is also something the Council will be keen to see in next Tuesday’s budget.”

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