TO CLIENTS (PAST AND PRESENT) OF THE BOURKE RURAL COUNSELLING SERVICE
Thank you for your support. We hope that the service provided over the last 22 years from the Bourke Rural Counselling Service has assisted you to build a sustainable and productive primary production business in the Bourke, Wanaaring and Brewarrina areas. We wish you all the best in the future.
It is with mixed emotions that the next phase of Rural Financial Counselling in Bourke has been announced. On 21 December 2015 Minister Barnaby Joyce announced that RFCS NSW – Central West had been named as the successful applicant to deliver a service to a newly created Central NSW area from 1 April 2016. The new Central NSW area includes the area previously covered by the RFCS NSW - Bourke service. On Monday 1 February, Jeff Caldbeck, CEO of the Central West service, announced that Bourke would be one of three offices in the new service area to be sure of funding through to June 2019.
Bourke Rural Counselling Service Inc. (Bourke RCS) was initiated in November 1991, as a response to community need and industry crisis in the area because of commodity prices and drought conditions. The management committee was formed by concerned local graziers, community members and industry stakeholders.
Garth Davis, Chairman of RFCS NSW – Bourke said “It is with great sadness that we see the end of a locally managed Bourke RFC Service, which has become a pinnacle service delivery to Primary producers in the area. We have delivered an efficient and effective Financial Counselling Service to Bourke and Wanaaring since 1991 and to the Brewarrina area since 2007”.
Garth went on to say, ”I am extremely pleased that the new service provider has seen the need to maintain an office in Bourke to service primary producers and small rural businesses in Far West NSW. I hope they will provide a high-quality, relevant service which will be of benefit to producers in this area.”
PO Box 3
27 Mitchell Street
Bourke NSW 2840
Phone: 02 6872 3081
Mob:0427 473 433
Fax: 02 6872 3081