I have recently been notified that the Licenced Post Office at Tarpeena will cease operations as of Monday 14 October 2022.
I was extremely disappointed to learn of this decision as I believe Australia Post is an important institution in enabling thriving regional communities across the country.
Postal services have been an integral element of Australian life since 1809, and despite advances in technology, remain just as important today.
Australia Post is particularly important in regional and rural communities, supporting an estimated 10,800 full time equivalent jobs in regional and remote Australia through its delivery and post office network, and facilitating $806 million of economic activity outside metropolitan centres.
Tarpeena may be a small community of just a few hundred residents but the postal service in Tarpeena is one of many small communities around Australia who greatly value being part of our National postal network, particularly for those who are elderly, disabled or those who do not have easily accessible internet or transport.
I have written to Australia Post expressing my disappointment and encouraging the organisation to investigate alternative options more closely, to ensure a local postal service for the Tarpeena community remains.
TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
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