Petition needed to get Post Office

FEDERAL member for Dawson George Christensen said a community petition was needed to show how essential it was to have a Post Office back in the Airlie Beach CBD.

Mr Christensen said he believed it was an important service for tourists and residents.

He said he would get behind the community if community members showed they were passionate about having the service re-instated.

“I think what is needed is a petition, but this needs to be driven by the community to be eligible to present before Parliament,” he said.

“To date, no one has contacted myself or my office about this matter.”

The Airlie Beach CBD precinct has now been without a Post Office more than 12 months because Australia Post is yet to find a new licensee, despite a number of applicants.

“I would be keen to support any community lead push for the re-establishment of a Post Office in the town,” he said.

“While Australia Post is an independent Government owned corporation, I certainly do take heed of the pressure not having a Post Office puts on the community.”

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