A significant amount of work and public consultation has been undertaken in relation to the feasibility of establishing the Gympie and District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank.
A group of interested community members was briefed by Bendigo Bank on 2 July 2003 in relation to the proposal to establish Gympie and District Community Bank® Branch‚ and a committee formed to evaluate the proposal.
A preliminary public meeting was held to discuss the Community Bank® concept and the steps required to establish a Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo at Gympie and District. As a result the committee engaged an independent consultant‚ White Hancook Consulting Pty Ltd to conduct a feasibility study in relation to the proposal.
The results of the feasibility study were presented to the committee at a meeting held on 25 November 2004 and it was unanimously voted to proceed towards the establishment of the Gympie and District Community Bank® Branch.