Bendigo to chip in
THE LOCAL community is being invited to share their ideas for the region, no matter how big or small at a community forum.
Following on from the success of community forums in nearby Far North Queensland towns, Bendigo Bank through its community initiative Cairns Community Enterprise, will hosting its own forum on October 10 at Mossman Shire Hall at 6.30pm.
Chairman of Cairns Community Enterprise (CCE) Stephen Devenish said under the Cairns Community Enterprise - an initiative of the Bendigo Bank - the company has the discretion to select community groups and projects to invest local banking profits.
‘‘Thanks to our customers, our local Cairns Community Enterprise has now reached a level which allows us to contribute to community projects and organisations on a regular basis and we wanted to consult the local community to share their big ideas for Mossman and Port Douglas,’’ Mr Devenish said.
‘‘ This is a great opportunity for the community to contribute to the develop- ment of our town and how we can work together to create a sustainable future in our area.
‘‘Projects of importance to you and your family may be similar to others in the area, and together we can explore the options that will benefit the majority.’’
Since 2009 Cairns Community Enterprise an initiative o f Bendigo Bank has invested $453,000 back into the local communities supporting local groups such as K.I.N.D, Lawn Bowls Mossman, and the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre.
Projects may be of any size, one off or ongoing and may also be carried out in collaboration with other groups or government at any level.
‘‘Some of the projects that have been brought to our attention so far include botanical gardens in Mossman and community garden infrastructure in Port Douglas,’’ Mr Devenish said.
‘‘We encourage everyone to bring their ideas to the table, so we can really find out what our community needs.’’
For more information or to RSVP, call Mossman branch on 40981055 or Port Douglas branch on 4099 4231.