The local conversation has turned away from the bushfire crisis in recent days to focus on a handful of major projects in the region.
But it is interesting how climate change remains a factor in at least part of the debate.
We reported on Tuesday about the City of Greater Bendigo's struggle to reduce its carbon emissions, which continue to climb despite a plan to cut them significantly.
The bushfires have focused attention on emissions levels in general, and our story was a reminder that carbon pollution is a problem even at a local level.
Our Letter of the Week winner, Murray McPhie, picked up on these points, arguing that cutting emissions is not really compatible with large aspects of our lifestyle.
We can't, Murray suggested, have it both ways.
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One example cited this week was the operation of the Gurri Wanyarra centre at Kangaroo Flat.
As Chris Watts highlights in our Letters to the Editor today, the facility is helping many people to improve their fitness and lead a healthier life.
But as reported, the centre is also a very significant contributor to the council's emissions.
It is difficult to decide whether there is a balance between the health benefits and the environmental costs.
Another major project making a return to the Letters page this week was the GovHub, with opposition to the project being led by the former MP Max Turner.
We expect this debate to rage throughout the early months of this year as the $90 million building comes under further consideration at the council table.
It was also pleasing to publish praise this week for another new landmark on the local landscape - the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion.
Michael McKenzie wrote to praise those behind the development, particularly Ian Green.
There is no doubt, putting its spiritual significance to one side, that it is a brilliant addition to central Victoria, bringing people from across the globe to the region.