We have been in negotiations with the UFU Victoria several months about the sale of our premises at 408 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

Members may recall that some 10 years ago the UFU had plans to renovate their existing building at 410 Brunswick St at the same time the Credit Co-operative renovated our building. Unfortunately, circumstances at the time meant that the UFU did not proceed with their renovations.

At the start of the year during discussions about our respective buildings, the idea of the UFU purchasing the Credit Co-operative building was raised. Then, as discussions with Firefighters Mutual Bank commenced around a possible merger, the notion of maintaining the history and tradition built up by the Firefighters Credit Co-operative for Victorian Firefighters being continued through the purchase of the building by the UFU seemed a logical next step.

We are delighted that the purchase process is now progressing. The credit co-operative office will continue to operate from 408 Brunswick Street and, hopefully when current restrictions lift, members will be able to visit us in person again.

Bob Malcolm

General Manager

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