WALLAN’S new landmark building at 59 High Street officially opened on Wednesday, with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director Marnie Baker cutting the ribbon to declare the branch open.
The opening event was met with gusty winds and sudden rain forcing all visitors inside – just in time to officiate the bank’s official opening.
“NorCen House is a fantastic community asset that will serve not only as the home to Wallan and District Community Bank, but as a business, education and community hub for many years into the future,” Ms Baker said.
“This fantastic new development is testament to the vision of the NorCen Financial Services board and aligns directly with the bank’s purpose to feed into prosperity, not off it.
“I congratulate the board on this exciting development for the Wallan community.”
Bendigo Bank has operated in Wallan for 12 years and opened their new office doors in High Street in December last year.
“Our community bank branches make enormous contributions right across Australia and have so far returned more than $230 million in profits to local communities,” Ms Baker said.
“The Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford community banks have contributed significantly to this total by returning more than $3.1 million to strengthen and support local communities, funding several significant projects and providing many grants to sporting clubs and others across the district.
“NorCen House provides a wonderful new home to further grow and add further value to the local community.”