Status: In progress

The City of Greater Bendigo is keen to get your thoughts on what is important to the Greater Bendigo community now, and in the future for pre-school facilities. We also want to know how families currently access kindergarten programs, what the barriers are to participation and what would make it easier for children to participate? This information is important because it will assist the City to develop an Early Years Infrastructure Strategy for the next 10 years.

In 2022, funded kindergarten services are being expanded to include three-year-old and four-year-old children across Greater Bendigo with local children set to benefit from this additional education.

Greater Bendigo has a growing population and the number of children in our community, aged three and four-years-old, is expected to grow from 3594 in 2021 to 3877 in 2029.

In partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training the City’s goal is to ensure all three and four-year-old children have easy access to contemporary kindergarten programs.