Maffra NAB branch is not set to close

The Maffra National Australia Bank branch was again closed on Wednesday.

Community concerns over the possibility that Maffra’s National Australia Bank branch could close have been allayed — at least for the time being.

The branch has been closed unexpectedly some days in recent weeks, fuelling concerns by some it might shut its doors for good.

But a NAB spokesperson said the closures had been a result of staffing issues, and there were no plans in the foreseeable future to close the Maffra branch.

He said such staff gaps would normally be filled by staff travelling to the branch to fill roles, but because of COVID, movement of staff had been minimised for health and safety reasons.