La Trobe offers places

FIFTEEN students have been offered a place in La Trobe University’s new, highly competitive end-to-end rural medical program in Wednesday’s first round university offers, which Bendigo Head of Campus Rob Stephenson has described as a “golden ticket” program. The...

Help for new arrivals

NEW arrivals to Australia and Bendigo will have an extra helping hand with a new support structure in central Victoria. Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services has won new funding to deliver the Settlement, Engagement and Transition Support Program and will be...

New row over duck hunt

Last week’s announcement by the state government and the Game Management Authority on the 2019 Duck Season has drawn fire from all quarters, attracting criticism from the Sporting Shooters Association, the RSCPA and Field and Game Australia. Prevailing and persistent...

Residents and airport taking off for Qantas

BENDIGO residents have embraced the Qantas proposal to offer direct flights to and from Sydney with airline reporting “solid bookings” in the month since December’s announcement. Preparations and early work have ramped up at Bendigo Airport ahead of the first flight...

One Planet off target

COUNCIL believes the next 12 months will provide the platform for a significant reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions which peaked at 9861 tonnes in the year to June 30. Findings contained in the One Planet Living report into the City of Greater Bendigo’s...

Mall boost plan stalls

Plans to create a commercial pop-up opportunity were first advertised in mid-2018, in response to feedback from traders, business leaders and shoppers who had criticised the decision to locate the bus shelter in the mall. A City of Greater Bendigo spokesperson this...

MP attacks power policy

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has warned central Victorians not to be fooled by what she says are misleading energy saving claims by the federal government. Ms Chesters said recent reports from the government suggesting households would be better off were...

Haven backs Labor plan

A BENDIGO-BASED community housing provider has welcomed Labor’s plan to subsidise the construction of new housing that is offered to renters at 20 per cent less than the market rent. Haven; Home, Safe chief executive Ken Marchingo said he was in favour of a national...

Rate rise capped again

THE state government has set the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2.5 per cent, matching the Consumer Price Index for 2019-20. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek said the government has ended the uncontrolled rate rises seen over the past decade and put...



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