Lake Munmorah needs its own Post Office

Melbourne, Australia - December 7, 2014: Australia Post is the national supplier of postal services in Australia. This is the Australia Post sign hanging outside a street front store in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia.

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Australia Post executives collected $90M in bonuses last year and, at issue for myself and the community, is the Australia Post parcel delivery service.

With Lake Munmorah and the immediate surrounding communities losing their full operating local Australia Post some four years ago, it now requires a 16km round trip to Mannering Park to collect parcels that are not delivered by Australia Post to customers for one reason or another.

A “hole in the wall” that Australia Post operates out of the newsagency in the Woolworths shopping centre at Lake Munmorah is only a bandaid solution when it comes to providing a convenient parcel delivery service which should be common practice for the population catchment of the Lake Munmorah/Chain Valley Bay area.

Online shopping is now very much part of our lives and Australia Post is financially reaping the rewards of this growth, but it is failing to reinvest in a fully operational Australia Post office to service the Lake Munmorah/Chain Valley Bay.

This outrageous situation needs rectifying to achieve a common sense and practical re-establishment of an Australia Post office in the Lake Munmorah area.

Please contact the office of Pat Conroy MP, Federal Member for Shortland on 02 4947 9546 or patconroy.mp@aph.gov.au regarding this issue to assist him in his efforts to lobby Australia Post.

Email, Sept 3
Ian Ogston, Chain Valley Bay

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