TOWN planners are working through two large subdivision proposals lodged with the City of Greater Bendigo in the space of seven days.
Separate developers have asked permission for a 61-lot subdivision in Maiden Gully and a 20-lot subdivision in East Bendigo.
The Maiden Gully project would rise at 708 Calder Highway, across the road from the suburb's shopping hub.
Planners are already considering a separate 44-lot subdivision spearheaded by another developer across Maiden Gully Road.
That development was lodged with city planners late last month and town planners are currently considering its merits.
The newest proposal would fit the 61 lots on 13 hectares of land currently used to graze a small number of livestock.
Both large Maiden Gully housing applications were lodged within months of the council approving a strategy expected to pave the way for 3800 new homes in the Maiden Gully area over the next 20 years.
Developers have told city planners they have hired an ecologist to assess native trees at the site and that the current plan would require the plants' removal.
They also believe the Calder Highway would be able to take the extra 610 vehicle movements a day with two new turns being made to help cars entering the development.
Meanwhile, a developer has asked city planners for permission to subdivide a large, empty slice of land at 178-182 Murphy Street, East Bendigo into 20 industrial lots.
They would range in size from 992 to 4908 square metres.
East Bendigo holds the most opportunities for industrial developments in the city given its proximity to the Midland and McIvor highways and existing land uses, according to a city of greater Bendigo strategy finalised earlier this year.
The same strategy warned that the city was quickly running out of serviced, zoned industrial land and that more would have to be found to fuel demand for 3300 jobs over the next 17 years.
East Bendigo is currently the most important existing industrial precinct in the greater area and will likely stay that way for decades to come.
The council has given itself two years to start a business park at the nearby airport, which it separately wants to improve with a new terminal now that Qantas has begun flights to Sydney.