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Greater Bendigo City

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Greater Bendigo is a major regional centre servicing the towns and rural areas of the Loddon region, about 150 kms north west of Melbourne.

While still significant, traditional reliance on manufacturing has diminished in recent years, with the development of a strong health, education and retail sector in the city.

Commerce, finance and government administration are also important activities.

Greater Bendigo is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.

Victoria in Future 

Greater Bendigo - Victoria in Future 2016 

Aboriginal Community Profile

Greater Bendigo Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Localities

Argyle, Ascot, Avonmore, Axe Creek, Axedale, Bagshot, Bagshot North, Barnadown, Bendigo, Bendigo East, Bendigo North, Bendigo West, Big Hill, California Gully, Costerfield, Derrinal, Diamond Hill, Drummartin, Eaglehawk, Eaglehawk North, Elmore, Emu Creek, Eppalock, Epsom, Flora Hill, Fosterville, Golden Gully, Golden Square, Goornong, Harcourt North, Heathcote, Hunter, Huntly, Huntly North, Ironbark, Jackass Flat, Junortoun, Kamarooka, Kangaroo Flat, Kennington, Kimbolton, Knowsley, Ladys Pass, Leichardt, Lockwood, Lockwood South, Long Gully, Longlea, Lyal, Maiden Gully, Mandurang, Mandurang South, Marong, Mia Mia, Minto, Mosquito Creek, Mount Camel, Myers Flat, Myrtle Creek, Neilborough, Pilchers Bridge, Quarry Hill, Raywood, Redcastle, Redesdale, Sailors Gully, Sandhurst East, Sebastian, Sedgwick, Shelbourne, Specimen Hill, Spring Gully, Strathdale, Strathfieldsaye, Summerfield, Toolleen, Tysons Reef, Wellsford, Whipstick, White Hills, Wilsons Hill and Woodvale.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Community Satisfaction

City of Greater Bendigo Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

City of Greater Bendigo Annual Report 2018/19

Elections

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Councillors

9 Councillors elected in October 2020.


Eppalock - Cr Matthew Evans

Eppalock - Cr Margaret O'Rourke 

Eppalock - Cr Gregory Penna

Lockwood - Cr Rod Fyffe

Lockwood - Cr Jennifer Alden

Lockwood - Cr Vaughn Williams

Whipstick - Cr Andrea Metcalf

Whipstick - Cr David Fagg

Whipstick - Cr Julie Sloan

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 110,446  
  • 2021 121,687  
  • 2026 133,058  
  • 2031 144,632  

Finances

Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.

Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.

  2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 187.422m 183.689m 200.990m 171.992m 189.742m 165.456m 155.722m 150.049m 126.547m 110.093m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 249.690m 208.061m 247.690m 211.662m 197.067m 175.348m 173.619m 159.149m 128.562m 122.114m
- Rates and Charges 117.147m 110.486m 90.640m 86.813m 81.251m 74.898m 68.933m 63.637m 68.773m 64.306m
- VGC Grants 16.523m 15.829m 15.233m 14.986m 14.953m 14.858m 14.346m 14.229m 13.817m 13.074m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
10.086m
11.850m
12.423m
36.672m
12.638m
6.714m
4.840m
6.954m
3.035m
3.035m
Recurrent Government Grants
25.768m
27.648m
34.486m
14.799m
10.156m
16.086m
19.260m
15.572m
14.369m
16.499m

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