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    Welcome to Rochester

    Rochester Ward Councillor Leigh Wilson

    Rochester is the gateway to the Campaspe and Murray rivers and the historic Echuca tourist region. The town is located some 50 minutes north of Bendigo and 20 minutes south of Echuca and a leisurely 2hrs from Melbourne. Rochester is dotted with historic buildings and surrounded by a diverse range of agriculture and horticultural activities, it nestles on the picturesque Campaspe River.


    A variety of very affordable housing either a general house block or some acreage is available in Rochester, offering residents the opportunity of living the relaxed country lifestyle. You can work in the town or travel using public transport to a large regional centre for employment, the opportunities are endless.


    You can trip to the larger Regional Centres for the entertainment they offer, such as Southern 80, Music Festivals, Art Shows, Snow Fields, but come home to the peace and quiet of the country lifestyle. A day trip to the Murray River, Greens Lake, Lake Cooper, Lake Eppalock gives you plenty of scope for those water sports everyone loves. As you can see there is a large variety of sports both Mum, Dad and the Kids can enjoy during the year. You can even catch the train to Melbourne to watch your beloved AFL team and come home the same night / day.


    There is both Catholic and State Primary Schools and a well regarded Secondary College. Transport to private and state schools within Bendigo and Echuca is also available. The Medical fraternity is fantastic with residents generally being able to see the doctor on the same day. They offer referrals to top specialists within Victoria. Why not consider coming to Rochester for that relaxed lifestyle.


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