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Council director says CBD hotel a quality boost

A senior City of Greater Bendigo staffer says this week's approval of a new six-storey hotel for the CBD will bring more quality accommodation to the city and boost jobs. Councillors this week approved the Williamson...

Woman injured in crash

A crash near Dunolly saw a woman taken to hospital yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred on the Bendigo - Maryborough Road just before 1pm with all emergency services called. The woman suffered upper body injuries.       IMAGE: GCV

Police investigate bomb threats at Don KR

The Don KR factory in Castlemaine has been evacuated twice in the space of just four days. It's understood a bomb threat was made towards the smallgoods facility forcing managers to move staff off site quickly. The...

Council backs Bendigo Foodshare plan

The City of Greater Bendigo has committed to support Bendigo Foodshare’s fit out of their new warehouse premises in Garsed Street with a $140,000 funding contribution. City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden said Bendigo...

Nationals leader says regions missing out

Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said Bendigo will miss out on growth opportunities in post-COVID recovery if the state government  continues looking inwards to Melbourne, while ignoring the potential of regional Victoria.  He said a...

Bendigo a real estate hotspot

Bendigo's been named as a regional real estate hotspot for 2021. It comes as home prices have increased in all regional areas across the state in the last year, with Covid amplifying the trend to move...

Funding boost for agricultural shows

Smaller agricultural shows across the Ballarat and Bendigo electorates have been given a small cash boost. Senator Sarah Henderson says shows in Heathcote, Kyneton, Kingston and Clunes will share from a pool of around $16,000. Almost $34...

Green light for Bendigo hotel

A six storey hotel with 105 rooms has been given the green light in central Bendigo. Despite a series of objections and two councillors speaking against the project the development in Williamson Street will proceed. Council officers...

Cool change on the way

A cool change directly from the Southern Ocean is set to hit central Victoria later on today. The bureau says Bendigo can expect a mild top of 18 degrees before the change, which will see temperatures...

Rise in childcare gastro

There've been nearly four-hundred gastro outbreaks in Victorian childcare centres so far this year.. Authorities say the number's four times higher than the average for this time of year. There've been three recorded cases in Greater Bendigo...