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City of Greater Bendigo

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Population  108,437 (2015 est)
Mayor  Rod Fyffe
Area  3,048 kmĀ²
Council seat  Bendigo
Established  1994
Region  Northern Victoria
Founded  1994
Gazetted  7 April 1994

State electorate(s)  Bendigo East Bendigo West
Website  City of Greater Bendigo
Federal divisions  Division of Bendigo, Division of Murray
Points of interest  Rosalind Park, Bendigo Art Gallery, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo Botanic Gardens, The Zone Fun Park
Destinations  Bendigo, Heathcote, El, City of Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat - Victoria

The City of Greater Bendigo is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central part of the state. It covers an area of 3,048 square kilometres (1,177 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 100,617. It includes the city of Bendigo and the towns of Axedale, Elmore, Heathcote, Marong, Raywood and Strathfieldsaye. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the former City of Bendigo with the Borough of Eaglehawk, Shire of Strathfieldsaye, Shire of Huntly, Rural City of Marong and parts of the Shire of McIvor.


Map of Greater Bendigo, VIC, Australia

The city is governed and administered by the Greater Bendigo City Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Bendigo, it also has service centres located in Heathcote, Huntly, Marong and a couple of other locations within Bendigo. The city is named after the main urban settlement lying in the centre-west of the LGA, that is Bendigo, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 82,794.

Current composition

The council is composed of three wards and nine councillors, with three councillors per ward elected to represent each ward. The most recent election was held in October 2012. The current council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Bendigo Town Hall Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre on Lyttleton Terrace in Bendigo and its service centres in Heathcote, Huntly and Marong and also on Hopetoun Street and St Andrews Avenue in Bendigo.

The Bendigo Town Hall was built in stages starting in 1859 and an extension was built between 1883 and 1885.


City of Greater Bendigo Wikipedia

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