With Bendigo Marketplace turning 20 in October this year, says their focus is to remain a hub of the Bendigo community for another 20+ years. You may have notices some big changes at Bendigo Marketplace, and in the process of our refurbishment, we have returned over $900,000 to the Greater Bendigo community through contracting local businesses and suppliers.
As Central Victoria’s largest shopping centre, Bendigo Marketplace is focused on servicing the region for years to come. We choose local suppliers where possible because we believe in creating a prosperous community in Bendigo.
One of the local suppliers is Brendan Hopley of Easecom, who has lived in Bendigo for 40 years. Easecom completed electrical works, including emergency lighting and lighting in the food court. Brendan said Easecom wanted to support local jobs by being contributing to the Bendigo Marketplace refurbishment, “it also helps Easecom to build our profile in the community, as a local company” he said.
Local companies trusted and recommended by Bendigo Marketplace include: Ian Evans Landscapes, Chubb Fire, Coates Hire, JH Plastering, Phil Coles Services Scanner, Easecom Electrical, DPK Mechanical, Bendigo Forklift Hire, CCL Labour Hire, Big Boy Bins, Prive VIC Civil/Concrete, BBL Stainless and Luke O’Keefe Hydraulics.
Luke O’Keefe has lived in Bendigo for 25 years and his hydraulics company has been in business for two-and-a-half years. Completing the Marketplace refurbishments has been a highlight for his company, and he says they particularly enjoyed building the Canopy Rood at the South End of the centre. Steelworx Structural Steel has been operating in Bendigo for just over 30 years.
Jason Miller from Steelworx says Bendigo “has everything the company needs and that is the best part of working in Bendigo.” Steelworx completed the canopy over the south end, structural steel above the kiosk near Big W and other steel works that cannot be seen.
Jason Higginbottom of JH Plastering said he is “very excited and impressed with how well it [the refurbishment] is coming together”. He said he especially enjoyed working on the Big W Atrium. Ian Evans of Ian Evans Landscapes said his favourite part of planning and landscaping the outside of both entrances at Bendigo Marketplace was being part of a large team.
Danny King of DPK Mechanical Services completed all of the air conditioning and heating throughout the shopping centre and enjoyed working with the wonderful staff, in Bendigo where he has lived and worked all his life.
ISPT Super Property committed $7 million to upgrade Bendigo Marketplace in 2015. Renovations have been arranged to improve the overall presentation, and include: a fully refurbished food court, and new furniture throughout the centre plus added seating and landscaping at both the North and South entrances.