Our Branch

A significant amount of work and public consultation has been undertaken in relation to the feasibility of establishing the Blackbutt branch.

A group of interested community members were briefed by Bendigo Bank on 16 September 2008 in relation to the proposal to establish the Blackbutt 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 sub-branch of South Burnett Community Enterprises in Blackbutt. As a result‚ the board engaged an independent consultant‚ AFS & Associates‚ to conduct a feasibility study in relation to the proposal.

The results of the feasibility study were presented to the board‚ and the following due consideration‚ the board unanimously agreed at its meeting on 2 of June 2009 to proceed towards the establishment of the Blackbutt branch.

A similar process of consultation was undertaken in relation to the Yarraman Community Bank® Branch prior to its establishment.

Blackbutt opening

Yarraman Community Bank® Branch

A significant amount of work and public consultation has been undertaken in relation to the feasibility of establishing the Yarraman and District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank.

A group of interested community members was briefed by Bendigo Bank on 9th March‚ 2004 in relation to the proposal to establish Yarraman 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 Bank at Yarraman. As a result‚ the committee conducted a feasibility study in relation to the proposal. The results of the feasibility study were presented to the committee at a meeting held on 5th April‚ 2005 and it was unanimously voted to proceed towards the establishment of the Yarraman and District Community Bank® Branch.

The Yarraman & District Community Bank® Branch was officially opened on the 29th August 2002.

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