Gerringong Community Bank steering committee is still working closely with Bendigo Bank to determine the best model that will see banking services restored in Gerringong.
Steering committee chair, Sandra McCarthy is confident the right model will be agreed on in the coming weeks.
All efforts will then turn to identifying a suitable location for the branch, recruiting staff and confirming the opening date.
“I am pleased with the progress made, particularly over the past few weeks,” Mrs McCarthy said.
“Our relationship with Bendigo Bank continues to strengthen and we are seeing great support from all levels of Bendigo to get Community Banking up and running in Gerringong.”
In acknowledging the progress, Mrs McCarthy also recognised some creativity would potentially be needed, if the banking services were launched in the near future.
“We are considering all possible options to move as quickly as possible, and this may mean we will have to compromise in the short term in some areas, such as the number of days the branch is open,” she said.
“We are doing all we can to get the best possible outcome for our community and look forward to communicating a successful outcome in the coming weeks.”
Gerringong Lions have kindly organised a raffle of a unique art work donated by a local artist to help fund the project.
Tickets are available from the Gerringong Pharmacy, where the beautiful artwork is also on display.