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In the Council General Meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2023, Councillors moved for the CEO, Margot Stork, to write to the national manager of the National Australia Bank, appealing for the decision to close services in Biggenden to be reversed.

“Banking services are vital in regional townships and the closure will adversely affect many individuals, organisations and small businesses,” Margot Stork said.

“Council is aware that there are around 47 community groups, including local associations, church groups, schools and essential services, who will be significantly affected by the closure of the NAB in Biggenden,” she said.

“There are also around 48 small businesses, who will be negatively impacted. These groups make up the backbone of the Biggenden community with the services they provide and we can not afford to lose any one of them, because of the bank’s decision to focus solely on their bottom line,” Margot Stork explained.

The CEO’s letter has been sent to the national manager and Council will provide an update on the response in future communications.

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