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Bendigo Gasworks Development - Community Input Drop-in

Bendigo Gasworks Development - Community Input Drop-in

From May 23, 2018 15:30 until May 23, 2018 18:00

The City of Greater Bendigo is inviting residents to have their say on a redevelopment option for the historic Bendigo Gas Works site in Weeroona Avenue at a community drop in session set to take place from 3.30 to 6pm on Wednesday May 23rd, 2018 at the Bendigo Tennis Centre pavilion, Nolan Street Bendigo.

The redevelopment option, which has been endorsed by the Greater Bendigo City Council, includes new pedestrian/cycle path links across the creek to Lake Weeroona, an interpretive trail, a new plaza for events, markets and site interpretation, an event space in the heart of the site, new lighting and other services, conservation of heritage buildings, new vehicle access and parking and landscaping.

The Bendigo Gasworks site is an important heritage asset that operated from 1860 to 1973.  All of the gasworks buildings and equipment are largely intact but in very poor condition as the site is frequently subjected to illegal entry and attacks by vandals.  Although closed for many years the site is heavily contaminated from its previous use as a gas works and the Department of Treasury and Finance is currently planning and funding the decontamination of the site.