Local social licence cooperatives are taking over pubs, stores, solar farms to save country towns

04 January 2021

Lockington, 200 kilometres north of Melbourne, is the latest in a string of communities in regional Victoria forming cooperatives to buy into businesses and keep much-needed services — pubs, stores and post offices — open to keep towns alive.

It’s what’s known as social licence, or residents’ willingness to take ownership of their community’s future.

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