A significant amount of work and public consultation has been undertaken in relation to the feasibility of establishing the Hillston and District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank.
A group of interested community members was briefed by Bendigo Bank in February 2003 in relation to the proposal to establish Hillston 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 Hillston and District. As a result the committee engaged an independent consultant‚ AFS and Associates 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 in September 2003 and it was unanimously voted to proceed towards the establishment of the Hillston and District Community Bank® Branch.
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