16 May 2018
Local councillor Darren Grimwade has put the call out for a new bank to set-up shop in Dayboro following the announcement the Queensland Country Credit Union (QCCU) would close its Dayboro branch later this year.
Moreton Bay Regional Council will soon launch an expressions of interest (EOI) process for a new financial services provider to lease the premises at 28 Williams Street, Dayboro.
“Local residents and businesses were devastated by the news QCCU was shutting its doors, which is why I’ve asked council staff to conduct an EOI process to look at whether we can encourage another bank or financial institution to open up shop here in Dayboro,” Cr Grimwade said.
“I am very eager to see if we can attract another bank to Dayboro so that older residents have somewhere close to home to do their banking, and community groups and businesses have somewhere handy to deposit their takings.
The EOI to lease the 62m2 building will open in coming weeks, and council is inviting submissions from parties who can provide a level of financial service to the Dayboro community.
“As part of this process, council will ensure part of the building remains accessible to the public for community use and meetings.”
Once the EOI process closes, any submissions that demonstrate an ability to provide a level of financial services to the local community will be shortlisted and invited to submit a tender, as per council’s legislated leasing process.