Community EngagementMaroondahUrban Sustainability

Bendigo Bank Community Meeting

By November 12, 2009November 30th, 2009No Comments

Maroondah has two Bendigo Bank Community Branches, one in Heathmont and one in Ringwood East.

This evening the two branches convened a public meeting to discuss projects that could be assisted through the bank’s program of supporting local community groups.  Community Banks invest a portion of their profits into local community projects and the branches are keen to support initiatives that are consistent with a strategic vision for the municipality.

Many projects were discussed throughout the evening including the relocation of North Ringwood Community House and a premises for Eastern Volunteers.  The most prominent, however, was the need for community hubs, that would house several community organisations and provide much needed community space within our municipality.

This meeting is an example of how businesses can assist community organisations and it was encouraging to see a strong attendance from many different organisations.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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