The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, today announced that Australia Post has now established branded postal services at Wellington Village.
Mr Tudge has been fighting for postal services to be available at Wellington Village for over three years.
As of 1 September 2014, increased Australia Post services are available from Wellington Lotto.
The new postal services include an Express Post Box, envelopes and satchels, general parcel products, packaging items, envelopes and stamps, in addition to the existing regular post box.
Working with Australia Post senior officials, local traders, concerned residents and Communications Ministers across two governments, Mr Tudge said he was delighted that local residents would finally have access to these vital services.
Nearby post offices, including Stud Park, are under constantly growing strain due to increasing population growth in Rowville and Lysterfield and a lack of other convenient postal outlets.
“This is the result of a 3 year campaign. I am delighted that Australia Post has finally heard our concerns and delivered this outcome,” said Mr Tudge.
“While not a full post office, it is a massive improvement. Assuming it goes well, I will continue to push for expanded services such as individual PO boxes, parcel lockers, banking and bill payments.”
“This is a major boost for local traders and residents who call Wellington Village their local shopping centre,” said Mr Tudge.
Australia Post Retail Services Regional Manager, Roger Revere said: “Australia Post is pleased to provide a new Post Point at Wellington Village Lotto, giving customers access to a selected suite of postal products and services.”