Canberra advocacy visit a success for Mayor and CEO

Funding to support future development at Bendigo Airport and the Golden Dragon Museum were the focus of discussions with politicians and their advisors when Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke and Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann travelled to Canberra this week.

Waste management, arts and event funding, understanding the citizenship process and a Regional Deal for Bendigo were also raised with Ministers, their advisors and department representatives.

Cr O’Rourke said the City of Greater Bendigo had positive discussions with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and advisors to Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham and Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge regarding future funding to expand the Bendigo Airport.

“There will be another round of Building Better Regions Funding open towards the end of the year and the City will again make a submission for Federal support to expand the Bendigo Airport terminal building and develop an aviation-compatible business park onsite,” she said.

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