McIvor Times



The City of Greater Bendigo is investigat­ing the future ownership and potential redevelopm­ent of the two-storey car park between Myers Street and Lyttleton Terrace, also known as ‘Coles car park’.

The City owns and maintains the car park, which is leased to the privately-owned Lyttleton Terrace Shopping Centre. This centre accommodat­es a supermarke­t and shops, including a grocery store, lolly shop, an op-shop, bakery, butcher, and bottle shop.

City Director Strategy and Growth Steve Hamilton said this site was shown as a ‘strategic redevelopm­ent site’ in the Bendigo City Centre Plan, which was adopted by Council last year.

“From this, Councillor­s will now start the investigat­ion of options for the site into the future,” Mr Hamilton said.

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“I must emphasise that no decisions have been made about this City-owned car park site and this community engagement is only the start of this investigat­ion.

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“This early engagement with residents and businesses located in this area will allow Councillor­s to have a better understand­ing of the site, its use now and its future potential. ³$ GHFLVLRQ RQ ZKHWKHU WR UHWDLQ RU VHOO WKH VLWH LV VWLOO VRPH WLPH R൵ DQG ZLOO QRW EH considered until after the community engagement process is completed, reviewed and reported to Council.”

Residents are advised to read the frequently asked questions before completing the brief survey. The survey closes Wednesday October 13, 2021.

Head to: https://letstalkgr­eaterbendi­­ing-future-coles-car-park

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