Bendigo is designated as Council’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #19, bounded by Bridge Road, Burnley Street, Swan Street and the Yarra (Birrarung) River. Council conducted a LAPM review in 2018 and adopted a plan to be delivered in 2019/20.
Schools and educational areas in LAPM 19 Bendigo include:
- Melbourne Girls College
Consultation identified a number of issues:
O’Brien Traffic delivered their final report in November 2018:
Council adopted a plan to be delivered in 2019/20:
Council approved a budget of $360k.
Streets Alive Yarra applauds Council for adopting a LAPM plan, and even better would have been to:
- Upgrade the whole area to a 30 km/h superblock
- Construct protected bicycle lanes on Bridge Road, Burnley Street and Swan Street
- Convert free parking to either permit-only parking or metered parking
- Adopt a larger budget of $1.5-1.9m, similar to that for LAPM 3 and LAPM 13