“The final service model is still being decided upon, but there is now no doubt a branch will open here,” says the chair of the Bendigo Bank Steering Committee, Emeritus Mayor Sandra McCarthy.
“The community survey revealed strong support, and when the State Manager came down the day before the meeting to have a look around for himself he found many positive indicators.
“He even overheard people talking with enthusiasm about the bank coming to town.”
She says that the bank is expected to be up and running in the first half of 2019.
“Given that Christmas is nearly upon us, the prospectus will most likely be released in the new year.
“In the meantime, a Bendigo banking official, Domenic Harb, has been appointed to the town, and is already helping people with their affairs by basing himself at Numbers Count.”