The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Health are two of many central Victorian organisations hoping some of their projects are aided with funding from Tuesday's state budget.
Funding for a number of projects is on council's wishlist but chief executive Craig Niemann expects a focus on continued recovery for sectors impacted by COVID-19.
"Investment to support small businesses and a continued focus on the tourism sector will be important," Mr Niemann said. "Particularly funds that support (council) to continue to attract significant major events to Bendigo and the region.
"From our perspective, there needs to be funding programs that are directly for the regions that support local governments and other organisations to respond to local issues and support the delivery of much-needed projects.
"We have a number of projects that we could progress such as the Food Hub, new walking and cycling infrastructure, improvements to Bendigo Creek, stage two of Ewing Park, the Catherine McAuley College junior sports hub, and road projects including Strickland Road upgrades and reconstruction works on the Axedale-Kimbolton Road."
Bendigo Health chief executive Peter Faulkner said funding to allow public health organisations to catch up on patient treatments delayed by the pandemic was important.
"It is vitally important, across the whole region, to work on those things like catching up on deferred care," he said. "I think all public health services are really keen to see good support to enable us to do that catch-up work and tackle the back log of elective surgery."
Mr Faulkner said he would also be supportive of more funding for home treatments and investment in mental health services.
"That is something really important and vital and we would welcome it," he said. "There may be some capital related to that but we will have to wait and see."
The Victorian government will deliver the 2020/21 state budget on Tuesday after it was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Treasurer Tim Pallas said in October that Victorians could expect investment in infrastructure and services while also building on the financial support introduced as a result of the pandemic.
"This budget will continue our unprecedented support for families and businesses, and kick start our economic recovery from the pandemic," he said.