Bendigo Regional Forum

Bendigo Regional Forum

Sep 09

Regional Victoria has seen unprecedented growth, with one of the fastest population rises occurring in the City of Greater Bendigo. As our capital cities sprawl and become unaffordable, and many choose to move to regional cities, for "liveability", major challenges and opportunities have emerged.



 Public event
 All Seasons Bendigo, 171-183 McIvor Road, Bendigo, VIC

 Regional development
 Full-day forum

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How such growing communities live, work, travel and obtain access to services is an increasingly compelling topic for many Australians. Can demand for water, power and land be sustained; and how do health and education providers meet the challenge? Meanwhile, are regional economies well- positioned to attract investment, to stimulate business and industry, and create jobs?

CEDA's Bendigo forum brings together leading industry, business, government and community figures to discuss the region's growth, and implications for the nation as a whole. A keynote address will be presented by the Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Regional and Rural Development.


Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Victorian Minister for Regional and Rural Development; and Skills and Workforce Participation


Growth and Infrastructure - Implications for the Bendigo region

Rapid growth in the Bendigo region will put pressure on the provision and delivery of water, transport, housing and other amenities required for large urban development. Panellists will discuss how best to deliver and sustain services.

Future of Bendigo and the region in achieving state economic objectives

Population growth will create new areas of opportunity in regional Victoria, as net migration from Melbourne continues to soar. Government and business will be expected to track these changes, and invest in infrastructure, to ensure strong provincial economies emerge.

Liveability and how to make it work

As social infrastructure underpins the quality of life in cities, how do regional centres attract investment, developing a diverse social environment, and efficient local economies outside the capital cities? Education and skills underpin the jobs and industry necessary to boost the regional economy.


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