Wu­jal to keep its usual mail de­liv­ery

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LE­ICH­HARDT MP War­ren Entsch is re­as­sur­ing res­i­dents and busi­nesses in Bloom­field, Ay­ton, Rossville, Lions Den and Wu­jal Wu­jal that the pro­posed re­duc­tion to Aus­tralia Post de­liv­ery ser­vices will not go ahead.

“I was re­cently con­tacted by Bloom­field con­stituents and also Cook Shire Coun­cil Mayor Peter Scott, all very dis­ap­pointed that the mail de­liv­ery for these ar­eas had been re­duced to a twice-a-week ser­vice,” Mr Entsch said.

Af­ter in­quiries, Mr Entsch found out that the mail de­liv­ery ser­vice would only con­tinue on Tues­days and Fri­days, rather than Tues­days, Fri­days and Satur­days as in the past.

“In my view, this is un­ac­cept­able. In Wu­jal, be­cause the Coun­cil of­fices close at 1pm on Fri­days, they would miss the Fri­day de­liv­ery and con­se­quently only have one de­liv­ery dur­ing a work­ing week.

“There are also peo­ple who don’t like to use on­line bank­ing and pre­fer pa­per bills, but de­lays in re­ceiv­ing their bills mean they can quickly be­come over­due and in­cur fees.

“Shane ac­knowl­edged all our con­cerns and as a re­sult, has com­mit­ted to putting the de­liv­ery con­tract out to ten­der for a three-times-a-week de­liv­ery ser­vice, on Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days. This brings these ar­eas in line with de­liv­ery sched­ules in other re­gional ar­eas.”

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