The City of Greater Bendigo council election structure will move to single-member wards as of 2024.
Other councils in the central Victorian area will also be affected from 2024 as part of changes introduced in the Local Government Act 2020.
Bendigo council will maintain its uniform multi-member wards structure until 2024.
Buloke, Campaspe, Central Goldfields and Mount Alexander will all move from mixed wards to a compliant structure in 2024.
There will be no change in structure for Loddon Shire which will remain on single-member wards or Macedon Ranges Shire which will continue with uniform multi-member wards.
The new act introduced a preference for single member wards to support closer relationships between councillors and their communities.
"Single member wards support accountability, equity and grassroots democracy," Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek said.
"This is about giving people more confidence in local government, because strong councils build strong communities."
A bill allowing for virtual council meetings will be introduced to state parliament on Thursday in an effort to ensure local government decision-making can continue during the coronavirus pandemic.
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