GBM Gold fights back

GBM Gold has demanded the mining regulator withdraw a regulatory notice ordering the company to control dust at the Woodvale evaporation ponds. On Tuesday, Earth Resources Regulation notified media it had issued a notice to GBM to cover the ponds with water “so that...

Eppalock water vital

SUBSTANTIAL rainfall in the Coliban catchment has delayed drawing on water from Lake Eppalock to sustain Bendigo by more than a month, but the switch could happen as early as late January. Before the weekend’s rain, it was expected Bendigo would draw from Lake...

Mallee seat in the mix

NATIONALS candidate in the Victorian election Gaelle Broad has not ruled out seeking preselection the upcoming federal election, but says she has not been approached by the party to put her hand up for the seat of Mallee. Nationals incumbent Andrew Broad said this...

Sooner than you think for driving range

RE-ELECTED Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan understood the appeal of a driving range and pitch ‘n’ putt golf course when she announced pre-election funding of $250,000 for the project, just before polling day. Neangar Park Golf Club president Phil DeAraugo said he had...

QantasLink flights to Sydney starting in March

ADELAIDE, Canberra and Brisbane may follow Sydney as flight destinations offered by QantasLink from Bendigo after the commercial carrier put the city on its Australian route map this week. The coup of attracting a commercial carrier will kick off the third stage of...

Servo choice fuels row

A PETROL station has been given the go ahead for Huntly’s town centre, but the application has questioned the weight of township plans in City of Greater Bendigo planning decisions. The service station proposal attracted 34 objections with an overarching theme that...

Long parade for Loongs

A HANDING of the baton between Bendigo’s newest imperial dragon Dai Gum Loong and the retiring Sun Loong is set to be the feature of the Bendigo Easter Festival gala parade next April. Bendigo Chinese Association president Doug Lougoon this week revealed the two...

Easing road trauma

ROAD trauma research is no longer helping rural road users so La Trobe University has proposed to creating a research facility in Bendigo to address the toll. Having missed out on funding to start a rural medical school, La Trobe will go to the federal government...

Summer roars in

TODAY’S forecast searing temperatures has signalled the arrival of summer, with the mercury tipped to soar past 39 degrees. The hot weather is expected to continue into next week, with maximums above 31 degrees forecast each day through until at least next Wednesday....



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