Shepparton News

Weekend boost to delivery

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Posties and delivery drivers are set to deliver as many as 350,000 parcels across Victoria each weekend for the rest of the year.

Australia Post has also added six additional pop-up sites to process parcels on top of the two biggest permanent facilities at Sunshine West, which process more than 450,000 parcels a day. Air freight flights have been doubled.

About 1000 additional team members are also being recruited in Victoria to help sort parcels and mail, drive forklifts, delivery vans and trucks and to help customers with their queries.

Australia Post general manager corporate affairs Michelle Skehan said while the organisati­on had been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it had still been delivering in record numbers.

‘‘We recognise that people want their parcels to arrive as quickly as possible, especially as we head into Christmas, and that means on weekends too, and our people really are doing all they can to meet the huge demand under challengin­g times,’’ he said.

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