The review of Council land, as well transfer of identified State land between Departments has been slow. Given the potential impacts of COVID on our existing crisis, it has never been as urgent as part of job creation to initiate intentional living that is affordable. I have requested that this land be fast tracked through its transference.

As part of our keynote address at the Mingle with the Mayor event there was a focus on the issue of homelessness and the importance of ‘action not words’. As a result, we have formed a Project Action Group, with Mayor Clare and Fizzi Reynolds representing Bendigo Community Bank as part of the inaugural meeting, which will be held Tuesday the 29th of September.