Mo­bile cen­tre to visit Booyal, Cordalba and Woodgate

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Mo­bile Ser­vice Cen­tre Desert Pea will hit the road to give peo­ple in the Bund­aberg re­gion easy ac­cess to essen­tial gov­ern­ment pay­ments and ser­vices in April.

Min­is­ter for Hu­man Ser­vices Alan Tudge said the Mo­bile Ser­vice Cen­tre would visit Booyal, Cordalba and Woodgate to of­fer Cen­tre­link and Medi­care pay­ments and ser­vices, child sup­port in­for­ma­tion and hear­ing health checks.

“We are pleased to bring the Mo­bile Ser­vice Cen­tre to Cen­tral Queens­land,” Mr Tudge said.

“The Mo­bile Ser­vice Cen­tre is a trav­el­ling out­reach ser­vice that short­ens the dis­tance be­tween ru­ral and re­gional com­mu­ni­ties and gov­ern­ment ser­vices. In 2015, the cen­tres trav­elled 92,000 kilo­me­tres across the coun­try, vis­ited 480 towns in ru­ral and re­gional ar­eas, and di­rectly helped over 700 peo­ple af­fected by large scale dis­as­ters.”

Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt said the Mo­bile Ser­vice Cen­tres en­sured peo­ple in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties were con­nected with the lat­est gov­ern­ment ser­vices.

“Desert Pea is a truck set up as an of­fice, cus­tom-built with the same tech­nol­ogy as any other ser­vice cen­tre that de­liv­ers Medi­care or Cen­tre­link pay­ments and ser­vices, in­clud­ing ac­cess to self-ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties. It is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble and has a sound­proof room where staff can con­duct free hear­ing health checks,” Mr Pitt said.

“This trip will in­clude a so­cial worker on board, and a staff mem­ber from the Aus­tralian Tax­a­tion Of­fice will also be avail­able to as­sist in­di­vid­u­als and small busi­ness tax­pay­ers with ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion about tax and su­per­an­nu­a­tion.

“I en­cour­age lo­cal res­i­dents to come along and visit the Mo­bile Ser­vice Cen­tre while it is in your area.”


MO­BILE SER­VICE: Mak­ing the ser­vice avail­able to fam­i­lies liv­ing in re­gional ar­eas.

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