7.40pm: Just catching up on matters from the start of the meeting - councillors adopted the proposed budget, as per the recommendation in this month's agenda. Councillors also resolved to issue a permit for the use of land at 19 Deborah Street, Golden Square, for a dog day care. An application for a development plan and planning permit for a veterinary centre at 928 Wellington Street, Strathfieldsaye, was refused in accordance with the recommendation in the agenda.
That brings us to the end of our coverage of this evening's meeting. Thank you for following along.
7.29pm: Another notice of motion: The use of recycled products in construction projects. Cr Andrea Metcalf says the idea has come from the Loddon Mallee Waste and Recovery Resource Group.
Councillors have moved the motion, after enthusiastic speeches from both Cr Metcalf and Cr Jennifer Alden.
7.17pm: Contracts awarded under delegation and record of assemblies were also quickly dealt with. Councillors have moved onto a notice of motion.
The council agenda explains the idea:
"This motion seeks Council support to work with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the local community to explore their support for the dual naming of significant Greater Bendigo public landmarks and to explore a systematic approach to this work in the future."
Councillors are keen on the idea and eager to get started. Cr Emond is speaking to the proposal as I write.
It's been passed unanimously.
7.11pm: Tonight's meeting is going quickly. Councillors have put their support behind renewing their management agreement with the Bendigo Art Gallery and blitzed through the appointments to the Sustainability and Environment Advisory Committee.
Cr Andrea Metcalf said there were twice as many people seeking to be part of the committee than the available positions.
We're now up to the quarterly report, which Cr James Williams has just presented based on what was included in the council agenda.
7.03pm: Mayor Margaret O'Rourke's pending trip to Timor-Leste as part of the Team 57 Bendigo Maubisse Friendship Committee is next on the agenda. Cr O'Rourke has clarified she is able to cast her vote, as she is paying for her own flights and therefore does not have a conflict of interest. It's been quickly dealt with - the councillors have voted in line with the recommendation.
7pm: Discussions have turned to appointments to the Positive Ageing Advisory Committee. Cr George Flack said there were 24 expressions of interest for vacancies, with 10 appointments. The appointees have been congratulated.
6.49pm: We're up to the draft Greater Bendigo Industrial Land Development Strategy. West still seems to be a preference, based on what we're hearing from councillors, but the strategy is open for consultation and councillors say they're not looking at a singular site.
"We haven't put all our eggs in one basket," Cr James Williams said.
He said the city was looking at a number of sites.
Councillors have put their support behind the recommendation, so keep an eye on this space.
6.45pm: We've moved on to the public space plan, which has been carried.
6.44pm: Councillors have voted in support of a proposal for a foodshare at Heathcote.
6.36pm: Welcome the our live blog of the June 19 council meeting.
It's a busy one, with a number of planning matters, the proposed budget, a suggested foodshare at Heathcote and strategies for public spaces and industrial land use.
More on what to expect, here.
Full June 19 council agenda