Business schools don’t teach it, but co-operatives can be a boon for regional communities. Many checking out what towns such as Yackandandah in Victoria has done to save its local garage and later install community based solar, and they’re following suit.
In 2002, Yackandandah’s only fuel station was set to close. The owner of the independent business in this small town in Victoria’s northeast wanted to retire. He couldn’t get a buyer at the price he wanted and was going to walk away, leaving Yackandandah without locally available fuel.
Read the article, The amazing world of our thriving co-operatives, especially in the regions on The Fifth Estate
16 September 2020