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Draft Eaglehawk Station Precinct Master Plan Released

16 June 2016

The Draft Eaglehawk Station Precinct Master Plan has been released for community feedback, just weeks before the start of Bendigo Metro and extra services to Eaglehawk Station.

Member for Bendigo East and Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, joined Bendigo City Council today to unveil the draft Master Plan, which sets out a blueprint for future development of the station in Bendigo’s growing north-west.

The Master Plan outlines design, land use and infrastructure improvements for the precinct, and improved access between the station and surrounding areas with more car parking and better bus, walking, cycling connections.

The Master Plan has been developed by the City of Greater Bendigo, with the Andrews Labor Government contributing $30,000 as part of the Transport Investing in Regions initiative.

The Master Plan supports the Bendigo Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy and the Eaglehawk Structure Plan.

The recent Victorian Budget 2016/17 allocates $15.8 million towards improvements to Bendigo and Eaglehawk Stations, and funds four extra off-peak services to Bendigo every week.

It also provides $280 million for 27 VLocity carriages and nearly $200 million to rebuild V/Line, as part of a $1.3 billion investment in better public transport across regional Victoria.

Feedback on the Master Plan can be provided online at and hard copies of the Plan are available at Bendigo City Council reception. The consultation period finishes at 5:00pm on Friday, 8 July 2016.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

“We’re boosting services and improving Eaglehawk station in the short term, while we work with Council and the community on a long-term vision for the station and surrounding areas.”

“Bendigo is growing and we are investing for that growth, ordering new trains, upgrading stations, and delivering more services, so its quicker and easier to catch the train and get home.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“This is a blueprint for a better Eaglehawk Station that is ready for more services as the community grows.”

“It’s part of our long-term plan for better public transport in Bendigo and across regional Victoria, where trains, buses and coaches work together to get people where they need to go.”

Quotes attributable to Councillor Peter Cox

“This Master Plan is important for the purpose of further activating Eaglehawk and building on the idea of 10 minute neighbourhoods, whereby people can access most of their daily destinations within 10 minutes of where they live by either walking, cycling or catching public transport.”

“A revitalised Eaglehawk Station that focuses on improved accessibility will also support the implementation of Bendigo Metro Rail and encourage more people to move around without relying on their car.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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