MEDIA RELEASE - RESIDENTS DELIGHTED WITH THE RETURN OF THE DISAPPEARING RED POST BOX - 4 APRIL 2016

Residents of Barbara Blvd, Seven Hills and the surrounding streets are delighted to see the return of their red Australia Post box which recently disappeared.

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland, is pleased that her ongoing representations with Australia Post has bought about the return of this important fixture in the community.

 

“A number of residents contacted my office very concerned, when suddenly, one day without any notice, their red posting box had disappeared,” Ms Rowland said.

 

“For many residents, the removal of this post box would leave residents in the ridiculous situation of having to travel to either Blacktown or Seven Hills shops just to post a letter,” Ms Rowland said.

 

“Immediately upon hearing of this, I made representations to Australia Post to request that the red posting box be returned as there are many elderly and disabled residents nearby that rely on this post box to send their mail,” Ms Rowland said.

 

Ms Rowland joined with former Blacktown City Councillor, Ms Kathie Collins OAM today to inspect the new post box.

 

“I know from my time on Blacktown City Council that residents were constantly concerned about disappearing red posting boxes in our neighbourhoods,” Ms Collins said.

 

“The availability of red posting boxes in our streets is an important issue, particularly for residents with mobility issues. I am delighted to see that common sense has prevailed and Australia Post has replaced this post box,” said Ms Collins. 

                

Residents that are concerned about disappearing red post boxes are encouraged to contact Ms Rowland’s office on 9671 4780.

 

MONDAY, 4 APRIL 2016