Victoria's Water Minister, Lisa Neville, has attended talks on Bendigo’s groundwater problems.

They follow public forums earlier this year, which discussed possibilities for the treatment or reuse of contaminated water.

Bendigo’s groundwater overflow has been pumped to evaporation ponds in Woodvale, north of the city, while authorities consider if it can be treated or reused.

But Woodvale residents have told Ms Neville that they want the evaporation ponds to be closed and cleaned up, citing contamination concerns.

The Water Minister said a community reference group would be established ahead of another round of community consultations.