A group of interested community members was briefed by Bendigo Bank on 18 March 1999 in relation to a proposal to establish Hurstbridge & Districts Community Bank® Branch and a committee was 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 Hurstbridge.
As a result‚ the committee engaged an independent consultant 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 23 March 2000 and it was unanimously voted to proceed with a Community Bank® Branch for Hurstbridge.
The branch was officially opened for business on 6 April 2001.
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