A significant amount of work and public consultation has been undertaken in relation to the feasibility of establishing the Leopold Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank. A group of interested community members was briefed by Bendigo Bank in June 2007 in relation to the proposal to establish Leopold Community Bank® Branch and a committee formed to evaluate the proposal.
A preliminary public meeting was held in August 2007 to discuss the Community Bank® concept and the steps required to establish a Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank at Leopold including the conducting of a pledge campaign. As a result of that successful campaign‚ the committee engaged an independent consultant‚ Richmond‚ Sinnott & Delahunty‚ 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 11 August 2008 and it was unanimously voted to proceed towards the establishment of the Leopold Community Bank® Branch.