As some of you may be aware, the renaming of the Bendigo Athletics complex has been opened up for consultation and feedback by the City of Greater Bendigo.
We encourage all members of the athletics community to fill out the survey linked below to share via the ‘Let’s Talk Greater Bendigo’ website with their thoughts:
From an Athletics Bendigo perspective, we wanted to share the following comments:
  1. The original name that was provided in 2021 was knocked back due to changes in regulations. Names need to be three words or less.
    Our new proposed name is: Lar Birpa Athletics Complex
  2. There is no indigenous word for “athletics”
  3. Our name must have Indigenous content due to the Council Reconciliation Agreement.
  4. Other field elements of our sport – such as jumping & throwing – will all be incorporated into a new branding design that will be placed on the building facing Retreat Road.
Any questions please don’t hesitate to email Siobhan Thompson, General Manager – gm.athsbendigo[at]