Opinion: Max Turner, CBD resident

The decision by VCAT to grant a permit for the Aspire project to proceed without on-site parking is disappointing to objectors. No on-site parking for at least staff is a major concern. It is pleasing that a third party appraisal validated all our points of objection....

Opinion: Margaret O’Rourke, City of Greater Bendigo mayor

Why do we have local laws? Last week council adopted new and amended local laws in an effort to keep people safe, make our communities better to live in, and protect buildings and the environment. Yes, they’re a regulatory tool that can be enforced by either the City...

Opinion: Kevin Doyle, Bendigo resident

This is an excerpt of a letter written to then Bendigo mayor, councillor Julie Rivendell, by Bendigo resident Kevin Doyle in August 2007.   Hargreaves Mall, which by location should be the hub, is more inviting to an undesirable element than it is to shoppers. These...

PK: A proud tradition continues

TWENTY-ONE years ago this week, a small but dedicated group of people started a revolution here in Bendigo that continues to serve the people of this great city. The very first Bendigo Weekly, known then as Bendigo Homes and Property, rolled off the presses in the...

Opinion: Lisa Chesters, federal member for Bendigo

I think it’s fair to say that the last few months of federal parliament has been dominated by tax debates. Both Labor and the Liberal parties have put forward their alternative tax plans, but what does this mean for you, your family and Bendigo workers? For people who...

Opinion: Steve Kendall, Bendigo Weekly chief of staff

YESTERDAY a photo emerged of an Australian military vehicle flying a swastika flag. The design was the national flag of Germany from 1933 to 1945 but has come to mean so much more. In those 12 years, German chancellor Adolf Hitler brought into action a lot of his...

Opinion: Margaret O’Rourke, City of Greater Bendigo mayor

Decisions that come to the council table can be difficult for a wide range of reasons. Planning matters can be particularly challenging, but a councillor’s role is to make the best decision with the information available to them and under the Act they must make...



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