In January 2021 invitations were sent to leaders from 25 organisations and community groups who were identified as having a key role in promoting community health and wellbeing, inviting them to participate in a series of four Project Reference Group workshops to inform and lead the development of the new plan.

Membership includes:

  • Bendigo Health
  • Bendigo Community Health Services
  • Heathcote Health
  • Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
  • Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership
  • Bendigo District Aboriginal Cooperative
  • Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Service
  • Centre for Non-Violence
  • Haven; Home, Safe
  • Goldfields Libraries
  • Coliban Water
  • Shine Bright
  • Sport and Recreation Victoria
  • Sports Focus
  • Neighbourhood Houses
  • Bendigo RSL
  • Department of Health and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • Mayor and City staff

This group provided input into evaluation of the previous plan, and development of new plan and governance. It will continue to meet to quarterly to connect, share work, ideas and initiatives, align our work, identify new and emerging issues, develop joint advocacy plans and participate in monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Acknowledgement of country

Healthy Greater Bendigo acknowledges that the City of Greater Bendigo is on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country.

We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and the spirit of healing.