A DEVELOPER hopes to re-activate Bendigo's city centre, with a new co-working space.
The Williamson Street Business Centre will be a business home for as many as 80 people, sitting above Bendigo's central post office.
The space boasts separated offices, individual desks and break-out rooms.
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Developer Scott Jackman said users would be able to come into town, to get work done in a place that was secure and professional, without fronting their own capital.
"We felt that there was a real void in the market. How do people move from the home office into a business without being anchored by a lot of capital?" he said.
"Hopefully this is a nice transitional space."
Mr Jackman said landlords needed to step up to the plate, spend some money, and meet the market, to bring people to the city centre.
"The important message for the township is to say, if we can get 50 people working here ... that's 50 more people walking around town," he said.
"Where do they buy their coffee, or their lunch, or their sneakers?
"If that starts to snowball, and we start to create the city a space where we want to come, live, work and interact, then we create some momentum gains, and we start to see some re-activation of the spaces."
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