Business News

Waste wood has a colourful future
Steve Kendall
WHAT is big and red and eats pallets? The answer comes in the form of a mighty beast called Rotochopper. The machine has a few uses, but the main one being employed at Epsom Sand and Soil is turning industrial wood waste into mulch. Epsom Sand and Soil takes receipt of pallets from local b..
21-Feb-2014
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Bank head bemoans inequity
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director Mike Hirst has told investors Australia’s financial sector is an uneven playing field. Speaking at the company’s Anual General Meeting in Bendigo this week, Mr Hirst welcomed the Federal Government’s financial services inquiry. Mr Hir..
01-Nov-2013
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Training for a digital future
Christine McGinn
More than 500 local businesses will take advantage of the $285,000 digital boost to better communicate with the community. iBendigo Loddon Mallee Group, launched this week, promised to deliver 50 training courses and 180 one-on-one digital training sessions across the next two years. iBendigo ch..
27-Sep-2013
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Craft in store
Bendigo Weekly
A company that was once part of Bendigo's retail mix is returning to its roots, with the imminent opening of a new store in Kangaroo Flat. Lincraft craft shop will open its doors in the Rocklea Homemaker Centre on High Street on July 29. Marketing manager Jeff Croft says for people who r..
12-Jul-2013
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Coliban Water overhauls structure
Bendigo Weekly
Uncertainty continues for staff at Coliban Water, as the company restructures. The operations and maintenance contract, which was held for ten years by Campaspe Asset Management Services, will be taken over by Lend Lease from July 1. A spokesperson for Coliban Water said a "transition a..
25-Jun-2013
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Call for airport funds
Bendigo Weekly
The newly-appointed members of the Bendigo Airport Advisory Committee are calling on local candidates to pledge their support for the new $15 million, 1,600-metre long, 30-metre wide runway development in the lead up to the September federal election. Greater Bendigo council recently appoin..
06-Jun-2013
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Budget 2013 - all the details
Bendigo Weekly
Greater Bendigo council has delivered a responsible draft budget that balances the need for growth against the need for efficiency. The budget includes a six per cent rates rise, $59.9million of capital works, $15.3m for drainage and the cutting in half of the municipal charge. Here is every..
05-Jun-2013
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Airport growth continues
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s new $1.5 million state-of-the-art aviation facility was officially opened today with the new MyJet headquarters to secure jobs and stimulate further investment at Bendigo Airport. Premier and Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine joined MyJet Managing Director Chris Ric..
31-May-2013
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Day zero for hospital - video
Anthony Radford
“TODAY is day zero.” With those words, Health Minister David Davis begins the biggest construction project in Bendigo’s history. Mr Davis announced this morning that the State Government has officially signed the contracts with the Exemplar Consortium, including developers Lend..
31-May-2013
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Role switch a matter of principal
Bendigo Weekly
Next Thursday a Weeroona College Bendigo student will switch places with the principal for a day. Students from all over Australia are being given the chance to take on the top job at their school – for a day – as part of a campaign to raise the profile and appreciation of school leade..
31-May-2013
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Back in the business
Bendigo Weekly
TWO of the best-known names in Bendigo real estate are making a welcome return to the industry. Four years after “retiring” Keith Sutherland and wife Karen are stepping back into the bling. With a combined experience of 50 years in the industry, the couple are starting up Sutherland ..
31-May-2013
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Idle prime land set for rethink
Rosemary Sorensen
The Victorian government is still backing the ambitious Central Victorian Innovation Park at Flora Hill, despite no new action on the site for the past decade. Greater Bendigo council is also eyeing off the well-situated land, opposite the university and alongside Strath Village retail precinc..
31-May-2013
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Business council spreads the word
Bendigo Weekly
By Rosemary Sorensen Bendigo Business Council is stepping out, taking its message to the wider community. “Our membership and our sponsorship is growing,” executive officer Patrick Falconer said. “What our membership is telling us is they want us to be strong in advocacy. &..
31-May-2013
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Industry talks highlight export
Bendigo Weekly
From top-end technology to food and wine businesses, trade and its export potential was on the agenda when Kelvin Thomson came to Bendigo today. The Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Federal Member for Wills is in town to talk to local industry as part of a Trade Outreach Program. Wi..
31-May-2013
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Uni alliance aims for medical school
Bendigo Weekly
By Rosemary Sorensen An alliance with another university is the first step towards the creation of a medical school at La Trobe University Bendigo. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar announced the Murray-Darling partnership with Charles Sturt University, a regional-based university with campuses through..
30-May-2013
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Supermarket showdown
Anthony Radford
GREATER Bendigo council will vote on a report that recommends against a planned Woolworths supermarket for Strathfieldsaye, as an independent report details the financial concern of the project. The Woolworths plan on Club Court will go before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in J..
24-May-2013
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Cleared for take off
Rosemary Sorensen
The closure of the childcare centre is the first step towards re-establishing a functioning terminal at Bendigo Airport. “As the airport has continued to gather momentum and in the context of the redevelopment plans it was clear we needed to reclaim the building,” Greater Bendigo..
08-Feb-2013
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Bendigo’s silent night
Anthony Radford
Greater Bendigo council has admitted this year’s Christmas tree light-up event was cancelled to save money. On November 30, council announced the event would not go ahead because of “an unfortunate lack of sponsorship and fundraising support”. The event went ahead afte..
14-Dec-2012
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Fortuna tender opens
Rosemary Sorensen
Bendigo's grandest property has gone on the market as "marvellous opportunity … with exciting potential". Fortuna Villa has been in limbo since discussions for a potential "priority sale" involving the state government and Greater Bendigo council failed last year. The..
01-Nov-2012
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DESIGN EXPERTS WINS MAJOR AWARD
Bendigo Weekly
Design Experts of BENDIGO has won the prestigious Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award in the 2012 Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Design Experts won the Award from a strong field of nominees and was one of eight category winners announced on Saturday night 13th Octobe..
17-Oct-2012
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