Bendigo is the neighbourhood bounded by Bridge Road, Burnley Street, Swan Street and the Yarra (Birrarung) River, designated as Council’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #19. Council conducted a LAPM review in 2018 and adopted a plan to be delivered in 2019/20.

Image credit: City of Yarra.


Schools and educational areas in LAPM 19 Bendigo include:


Consultation identified a number of issues:

LAPM 19 Issues. Image credit: City of Yarra


O’Brien Traffic delivered their final report in November 2018:

LAPM 19 Report. Image credit: O’Brien Traffic and City of Yarra.


Council adopted a plan to be delivered in 2019/20:

LAPM 19 Plan. Image credit: City of Yarra.


Council approved a budget of $360k.

Minutes from 18th December 2018. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Yarra Boulevard

In 2022 two new wombat crossings were constructed on Yarra Boulevard, near Melbourne Girls College.

Our view

Streets Alive Yarra applauds Council for adopting a LAPM plan, and even better would have been to:

Local champion

Your local champion for LAPM 19 Bendigo is Cameron, Yarra resident. View all of Streets Alive Yarra’s champions on our supporters page.

I love riding my bike to get to places. It is great because it makes me independent and able to get anywhere. When I’m riding I’m often thinking of how we could make routes better and safer for people riding and walking. I am concerned about narrow and unsafe bike lanes in between moving and parked cars, because people drive past you very fast and close, and there is also the issue of people opening their doors into the bike lane. I believe we need to put in many more separated bike lanes so that everyone can get around on a bike safely.