Central Victoria's News Whip Around - 18th April

Sunny and 23 in Bendigo today

Central Victoria's News Whip Around - 18th April

The Greater Bendigo council’s confirmed the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing centre in Kangaroo flat will open for business in August, following a two year build.

Work is still being completed tiling the pools, plastering is beginning in the gym, wellness suites and program rooms and constructing the carpark is about to start.

Mayor Margaret O'Rourke says council is confident the new wellbeing centre will be ready in time for August despite the amount of work still needing to be completed.


The annual Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough has lost its title sponsor RACV for this year’s event - breaking a 26 year partnership.

The RACV saying changes to their sponsorship agreements for 2018 are behind the decision but they’ll work with the Central goldfields shire and the Country Education Partnership to assist with the transition.

The event attracts thousands of primary and secondary school students each year who build and race human or energy powered vehicles for educational purposes.


Police are searching for a dark-coloured holden sedan which they believe was involved in the theft of an excavator and trailer from an East Bendigo business overnight between the 6th and 7th of April.

They released pictures of the vehicle on the Vic Police website and photos of a man wearing a black hat, black jacket and black adidas trackies who they believe will be able to help with their enquiries.

They’re asking for anyone with information on the man, the vehicle or the stolen goods from the Jewell Court address to contact crimestoppers.


The body representing Riverina farmers has released its wish list in the lead up to next month’s Federal budget --- and at the top --- is guaranteed access to high speed broadband and reliable mobile coverage for everyone.

National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson says better, more reliable and affordable mobile phone and internet services are a must, if the farm sector is to reach its potential.

Unlocking the full potential of digital agriculture alone, is tipped to increase the value of agricultural production across the country by more than 20 BILLION dollars, but this growth is dependent on better connectivity.


The LODDON VALLEY netball league A GRADE will continue for the rest of the season with just 8 teams - after INGLEWOOD pulled out this week citing the loss of up to 10 players in the past few weeks for a variety of reasons.