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Welcome to our Winter edition of Get Moving Greater Bendigo.

It has been a cold and wet season so far, but we hope you're keeping warm and finding ways to stay connected and positive. 

In this edition of Get Moving we feature some interesting things to see and do in our wonderful community. However, volunteering is also a great way to meet new people, enjoy new experiences and learn new things, which is why we encourage you to find out more about volunteering opportunities below. 

We always welcome local stories to share or if you know someone who would want to join the mailing list please email 
Save the date Seniors concert with Tania Kernaghan
Join Tania Kernaghan for a very special ‘up close and personal’ performance as she shares with you the stories behind her hit songs which have been instrumental in shaping her stellar career.
Audience’s love hearing her songs and the stories behind them - The Verandah, Where The Murray Meets The Darling, Nine Mile Run and Boys In Boots, along with a couple of old favourites Tania handpicks to perform Seniors Festival concerts.
Tania is joined on stage by long time friend and talented musician, Anthony Tenace. Together, they  take audiences on an entertaining, musical journey down memory lane, bringing smiles to faces and joy to hearts.

Save the date Thursday 6 October, 11am at the Capital. Ticket sales available closer to the date.  
Call for volunteers
The City of Greater Bendigo has launched a new campaign to encourage residents to answer the call to become a volunteer.

Volunteer numbers have really taken a hit since the onset of COVID-19. Anecdotally we have heard there has been up to a 50 per cent drop locally in people returning to volunteering since pandemic restrictions eased.

Simply think of the organisations or groups you would like to get involved with and give them a call to ask how you can help.

You can also volunteer with the City of Greater Bendigo or the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre can point you in the right direction of local volunteering opportunities: 

Performed by the award-winning ABC presenter and performer Joel Carnegie and acclaimed Gunditjmara actor, Tom Molyneus STARDUST tells the story of bandleader and trumper player, Col Brain before he died told through the eyes of his grandson, Joe Carnegie.

When: Wednesday 13 July, 2022
Where: The Capital Bendigo, 50 View Street, Bendigo 
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Terrin Conley 0438 303 916 or
NDIS Information Session

Meet Kim Henderson— Kim has worked in the disability sector in Victoria for 40 years, completing a Certificate of Nursing through the disability institutional settings in Melbourne. Kim has worked as a support worker in residential settings, in administration as a Care Coordinator and as a Manager. Kim has lived experience in family care, mental health and disability.

Kim has also worked for a local Melbourne Council in the NDIS space for 6 years since the Victorian roll out began. Kim has a wealth of knowledge about the NDIS and disability and will explain and answer questions in language that anyone can understand.

Supported by Heathcote Community House, Heathcote Health, Lifely, Interchange Outer East, Different Journeys & Victoria State Government.

When: July 16, 2022
Where: Senior Citizens Hall , 121 High Street , Heathcote VIC 3523
Time: 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Contact: To book call Heathcote Community House (weekdays) on 5433 2820 or call/SMS Vicki on 0431 328 421.

Station opening events at Huntly and Raywood
Celebrate the opening of the new station at Huntly and Raywood. 

Huntly and Raywood Station is one of three new stations being delivered as part of the Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade, giving you access to train services closer to where you live. 

To celebrate, there is a fun family-friendly event with free food and entertainment! 

Huntly opening:
When: July 16, 2022
Where: 102 Wakeman Road, Huntly
Time: 8am - 11am
Cost: Free

Raywood opening: 
When: July 17, 2022
Where: 7a Inglewood Street , Raywood VIC 3570
Time: 08:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: Free

For more information, visit
Huntly Structure Plan

In recent years, Huntly has experienced strong growth. We are starting to develop a Huntly Structure Plan to provide a coordinated strategic growth framework for Huntly.

The plan will include future expansions, explore opportunities for additional commercial and retail opportunities and consider the infrastructure needs of the community for the next 30 years.

Before we decide how to develop for this growth, we need to consider factors like:

  • Flooding
  • Bushfires
  • Native vegetation

Our first step is to create a Community Reference Group to bring community, landowners, businesses and other key stakeholders together to help develop the plan. As a member of the Community Reference Group, you will participate and collaborate in a series of workshops and meetings that will directly inform the proposed Structure Plan.

Apply to join the Community Reference Group here.

You will represent the views of the Huntly community, and provide input to the City on the future changes and needs proposed throughout the structure plan process.

Future community consultation

For community members who want to have a say but are not part of the Community Reference Group, we will hold a public online survey and two evening workshops in August and September.

City staff will also be available for group or individual appointments in person, by phone or online during the community engagement consultation phase.

Want to be involved? Follow the project to receive updates here.

Get Moving acknowledges that the City of Greater Bendigo is on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country. We pay our respect to leaders and Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples.
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