Cafes move into a new era

NEW ownership is an unlikely marketing call for three Bendigo cafes in one of the city’s most popular coffee precincts, but it has been necessary to convince customers the businesses are setting up for a new era. Renewed energy has replaced the confusion and...

Regal days to end road pain

VICTORIA Police will be on the roads over the next four days conducting Operation Regal. The operation is the latest of the operations from police targeting driver behaviour in busy periods on the state’s roads. In the past five years, 14 deaths have occurred over the...

Water levels remain high

COLIBAN Water says its storage levels remain strong despite a dry autumn. While Bendigo fell well short of the long-term average of 107.3 millimetres of rain for autumn, rainfall over the three months at Coliban’s storages near Kyneton was 144mm and just 19mm below...

Traffic slowdown ahead

The first of a series of pedestrian safety works is well under way at the Edward and Queen streets roundabout in a bid to make the CBD safer. Council announced last year it had been successful in obtaining funding from the Transport Accident Commission’s Safe System...

Dragon build scales up with contract

THE community campaign for a new imperial dragon has taken a huge step forward, following the signing of a contract in Hong Kong on Wednesday for the production of 120-metre-long Dai Gum Loong. The contract with the Golden Dragon Museum, City of Greater Bendigo and...

Principal row turns nasty

THE resignation of Bendigo South East College principal Ernie Fleming has deteriorated into a slanging match about the Department of Education and Training’s investigative process and the Speak Up program through which complaints about Mr Fleming’s leadership were...

Housing group moves in

INNOVATIVE housing provider Nightingale Housing is in touch with land owners in Bendigo’s CBD and has already examined the feasibility of nine sites to build a housing complex containing as many as 20 apartments. Speaking to the Bendigo Weekly after a public...

Autumn makes way for warm weather

DESPITE a wet finish to autumn seeing Bendigo return to above average rainfall for the first time in six months, the Bureau of Meteorology’s winter climate outlook suggests central Victorians shouldn’t bank on a wet winter. The bureau released its climate outlooks for...

Former mayor hits out at gouging

A FORMER City of Greater Bendigo mayor has taken aim at the council’s revenue raising measures, calling for a review of parking and a discounted waste charge for frugal seniors who create very little rubbish. Peter Cox was mayor in 2014, succeeded the next year by Rod...


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