BENDIGO has missed out on funding for the airport and Golden Dragon Museum in the 2019-20 Victorian budget.
The city's mayor is still digesting the budget and trying to get a full sense of which projects had, and had not, been funded.
The two items that topped the council's list had, City of Greater Bendigo mayor Magaret O'Rourke said.
Bendigo will get $152 million to replace the city's ageing law courts with modern facilities and $60 million to knock down two old Bendigo Health buildings and construct a new day rehabilitation centre.
The council had expected both projects would take priority over others, Cr O'Rourke said.
"I think the others will potentially come in the years ahead," she said.
Here are a few of the projects still to receive funding from the Victorian government:
Golden Dragon Museum: $10 million needed from state
The City of Greater Bendigo is looking for $10 million dollars from the state to help demolish the existing Golden Dragon Museum, replace it with a bigger building and create a "Chinatown".
It could bring 94 full-time jobs during construction and 13 full-time jobs during operation, according to the council.
The council is also looking for federal government investment.
While hopeful they might have locked in funding in Monday's state budget, National Chinese Museum of Australia's Doug Lougoon said the group was not discouraged.
It would keep working with the council to lobby decision makers in Canberra and Melbourne for funding, he said.
"The museum will be turning 30-years-old in 2021, and we would like to think that by that time we would have some funding for it," Mr Lougoon said.
There was a strong business case for the new museum and a recent history that had reinforced the city's credentials as the Chinese cultural centre of Australia, he said.
"We have come fresh off the back of the push for Dai Gum Loong. That's been at the forefront of people's minds for the last couple of years. We have also just concluded a fantastic Easter display," he said.
Bendigo Airport terminal: $4.5 million needed from state
Victoria's peak tourism body last week called on the government to fund the airport terminal in the 2019 budget, which would help Qantas expand flights and make sure the building meets aviation and safety standards.
It has not been funded this time around.
The project would help the Bendigo tourism industry bring more people to the region and create 53 jobs, once operational, the Victoria Tourism Industry Council believes.
The Bendigo council had not expect funding to be locked in in 2019's state budget, Cr O'Rourke said.
"It is really a longer term one. We weren't specifically thinking we would get that in this budget," she said.
The council is still to secure $4.4 million from the federal government. It is also still to allocate $1 million from its own budget, Cr O'Rourke said.
The latter could happen next year, when the council considers its 2020-21 budget, she said.
Central Deborah Mine: $3 million needed from state
The Central Deborah Mine needs a "game-changer" project that would lift admissions, improve operations and compliment tourism in Bendigo.
That was what the council said earlier this year when it announced projects it hoped would attract federal election funding.
The council would like to see a contemporary function centre to cater for events and weddings. It would also like to see a new museum and exhibition space as well as facilities for jewellery making workshops, gold panning and a play area.
The project needs a total of $6 million - $2 million from the federal government,, $3 million from the Victorian government and $1 million from its own coffers.
Bendigo Heritage Attractions announced plans for an $11 million dollar expansion earlier this month at its Hargreaves Street premises, at the other end of the tram line.
The state-government funded plan would see the group find the space for more tram restorations as well as buses and train carriages.
Cr O'Rourke hopes funding for the Central Deborah Mine end of the tram line could build on that in years to come.
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