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.

Image credit: City of Yarra.


Schools and educational areas in LAPM 19 Bendigo include:

  • Melbourne Girls College


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:

How you can help

Contact us to be our local champion for Bendigo LAPM 19. View all of Streets Alive Yarra’s champions on our supporters page.

Let’s build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city