IPWEAvic Murray-Goulburn Regional Group met in Bendigo on 2 June 2010.  At the conclusion of the meeting the group undertook a site visit to the $4.65 million Bendigo Chinese Precinct development funded:-

  • $1.9 million from the Federal Government,
  • $1.6 million from the State Government and
  • $1.15 million from the City of Greater Bendigo.
  • More than 3000-square metres of paving is being placed to create an upper and lower plaza spanning across the Bendigo Creek.  The paving recognises the valuable contribution the Chinese community had made to the region and is a mix of Pyrenees slate, Harcourt granite and Chinese granite cobbles.

    The lower plaza features several colours of Chinese granite cobbles. The 104,599 cobbles cover 1131-square metres and feature paving designed to depict China’s Pearl River Delta. 

    The upper plaza is created through the use of Pyrenees slate sourced from Avoca. The stone is flecked with pyrites (fool’s gold). There are 9970 tiles used to cover 1750-square metres.  More than 620 pieces of Harcourt granite are used as edging.

    Several sculptures are incorporated into the community space.  Quite an impressive project.

    For more information contact Brett Martini at Greater City of Bendigo

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