Pie in the sky? Council eye Gillies site for student digs
A former pie factory could be one of the solutions to increased demand for off-campus student accommodation in central Bendigo.
The old Gillies pie factory on Garsed Street, which was earmarked for residential development in 2013 but has laid dormant since, is a site the council is keen to see developed into short-term flexible accommodation.
Off-campus student accommodation in the CBD may help attract future students to Bendigo, while also reactivating the precinct, according to industry experts.
City of Greater Bendigo manager of regional sustainable development Trevor Budge said accommodation has always been