Vic councils sandbag against flood levee cost shifting

By Paul Hemsley Victoria’s City of Greater Bendigo is digging in for a fight to prevent the state government from shifting responsibility for flood levee bank funding from the Catchment Management Authorities onto local governments. The council has announced is investigating the formation of a lobbying alliance with other municipalities to oppose any potential state […]

Bendigo mayor demands referendum clarity from Premier

By Paul Hemsley The mayor of Greater Bendigo Council has put the hard word on Victorian Premier Denis Napthine and Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews to come clean on their positions on Constitutional recognition of local government amid sniping from the state government over the looming referendum on the issue on 14th September, 2013. The demand […]

Greater Bendigo loses on pokies

By Julian Bajkowski The City of Greater Bendigo has hit out a decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) wave through the installation of 30 more pokies at Bendigo Stadium, saying its surveys show the majority of the town’s population don’t want the gambling devices. The decision against the council is the latest […]


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