The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs in Bendigo by giving the green light to the Marong Business Park.
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has announced the rezoning of more than 300 hectares of land in Bendigo’s west, paving the way for the City of Greater Bendigo to begin developing the jobs hub.
The Marong Business Park is one of the City’s top priorities. It’s expected to generate up to 3,000 jobs in sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, research and development and service.
The land is located 500 metres west of Marong and 16 kilometres from Bendigo’s city centre.
The Labor Government has got the planning right – striking the right balance between protecting nearby users of the land and catering for future requirements of the area.
An Environmental Significance Overlay buffer will not be applied after an independent panel found it was unnecessary to apply the overlay to surrounding Farming Zone land.
The planning scheme announcement means that the City of Greater Bendigo can now begin the next stage of development of the park.
Quote attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
“This project is a top priority for Bendigo, and rightly so. It will create jobs, jobs and more jobs, and that’s just what thriving regional centres need.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards
“This project gives Marong the potential to be a flagship destination for the big manufacturing, logistics, research and development and service companies. It means more jobs for more locals – right on their doorstep.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020