THE CITY of Greater Bendigo supports the implementation of most recommendations of the independent review, according to chief executive Craig Niemann.
Mr Niemann said council staff have assessed each recommendation with “generally widespread support” from officers.
He said the review had largely been positive for the council.
“Overall, management welcomes the Review’s findings as an important step in achieving our core goal – to continuously improve so we are the best we can be,” he said.
“The review notes that the City of Greater Bendigo is seen as a successful and progressive organisation by people and organisations outside Bendigo and the envy of many other regional councils.”
Mr Niemann said consolidating the council buildings into one office would need further consideration.
He said separating the council’s arts and tourism body and making it self-funded within five years was controversial and would also need further investigation.
A report from Mr Niemann will be presented at Wednesday night’s council meeting.
In other council meeting news, councillors will consider a proposal to rezone land at the former Golden Square Secondary School.
Council staff have concerns about a "blanket" residential rezoning of the site.
Councillors will also consider a recommendation to hold the Easter Festival over three days for the next five years.