Tavern in the town

THE former All Saints school and master’s quarters in Mackenzie Street will become the next hospitality fixture in Bendigo’s arts precinct after the City of Greater Bendigo gave the green light for development this week. The reuse of a heritage building as a function...

Union cops fine

A FIVE-minute tirade of foul language directed at the project manager of the Ulumbarra Theatre under construction in 2014 has cost union official Alex Tadic a $7500 fine. Mr Tadic’s Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union colleague Nigel Davies will...

Pool to open in October

The Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre will officially open on October 26, with the general public able to access the new facility from Saturday, October 27. Council’s Lincoln Fitzgerald said it was all hands on deck to get the centre open. “We are on the home stretch...

St John of God seeks staff cuts

ST John of God Bendigo Hospital is asking staff to voluntarily give up hours as its business growth fails to live up to expectations following a $41 million redevelopment. In an email to staff, chief executive Trevor Matheson cited rising competition as a reason to...

Pressure takes toll on councillor

Differences between City of Greater Bendigo councillors have caused Whipstick ward's Julie Hoskin to miss three consecutive meeting citing extreme pressure. Cr Hoskin was one of only two councillors to recently vote against the compulsory acquisition of the Carter...

Changes at Charing

CHANGES at the busy Charing Cross intersection continue to catch out motorists, but VicRoads says they have been aimed at easing congestion. Motorists travelling down View Street can no longer turn right onto High Street between 8am and 6pm on weekdays. Previously the...

Kinder concern

CENTRAL Victorian parents could face higher preschool bills if the Coalition pulls out of an agreement that mandated and funded 15 hours a week of early years education for four-year-olds. A single sentence contained in the 2018-19 budget alluded to the Coalition...

Bendigo industry leads push for more welders

BENDIGO’S manufacturing industry must convince parents and teachers welding is a trade worth pursuing to address a critical shortage in the skill threatening to grind local production to a halt. “A lot of our community’s teachers and parents do not think too highly of...

Shortfall on funding

More than $500,000 is still owing on two of Bendigo’s biggest projects as they near completion and organisers of community fundraising campaigns say it will be harder to raise money once they are open for business. Memberships are already being sold for the $31...



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