After two years without a bank, a collaboration between Central Highlands Regional Council and Central Queensland credit union The Capricornian will see banking services return to Springsure from 4 March 2019.
Central Highlands Regional Council Cr Christine Rolfe said it’s a fantastic outcome for Springsure and demonstrates how local government partnering with local businesses can achieve outcomes for regional communities.
‘After actively advocating and searching for a banking services provider since the previous one closed its doors, council found a local business prepared to take the leap towards a solution for the Springsure community,’ Cr Rolfe said.
‘We commend The Capricornian for its support for Springsure people and interest in developing a business model that keeps banking services in regional towns.
‘The credit union will do business out of the council office in the first 12 months.
‘Its viability will need to be reviewed after this period, but we’re actively looking into creating a model that can be duplicated and, if this works, there is potential scalability.’
The Capricornian CEO Dale Grounds said he is excited to be returning banking services to the community of Springsure.
‘When we open in March, people will have access to a full range of banking services and products, including home loans, personal loans, every day and savings accounts, term deposits, business banking and insurance,’ Mr Grounds said.
‘We have employed a Springsure local who is ready to welcome new members to The Capricornian.’
An information evening is being held on Tuesday 26 February at the Springsure Multipurpose Centre commencing at 5.30pm. Residents are invited to attend to find out more about the products and services they will have access to.
The official opening of The Capricornian branch will be celebrated on Monday 4 March 2019 from 10.00 am at the Springsure council chambers and everyone is welcome.
For more information phone 1300 242 686, visit centralhighlands.qld.gov.au or visit your closest council customer service centre.
For more information specific to The Capricornian’s banking services and opening hours, please phone The Capricornian on 1300 314 900 or visit capricornian.com.au