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09 Mar 2017

Build us a post office

I have regularly pestered Australia Post’s social media team about my plea for a Post Office in Southbank, Melbourne. They have told me to submit a request in writing – so I did:

Addressed to Australia Post:  

The need for a post office in Southbank would seem to be self-evident. It is Victoria’s most densely populated suburb with an estimated daytime population close to 30,000. It is home to a number of large businesses, the Crown Casino, and a 100-storey building now under construction.

Despite having virtually every amenity under the sun, somehow it no longer has a post office. Yes, it has 24/7 pick-up lockers. Yes, it has convenience stores that sell stamps. But I think you’ll agree these don’t replace a fully functioning post office.

Your staff has informed me (repeatedly) that it is just a ‘short’ walk up to Collins St, across the river, to reach the closest post office. With respect, as I have stated in social media correspondence, the walk is not ‘short’.

From mid-Southbank (Southbank Blvd and Sturt St), the walk to the Collins St Post Office is approximately 16 minutes. Spend 12-15 minutes there and by the time one walks back it’s turned into a 45-minute chunk of time.

Bearing in mind the number of Post Offices that serve much more sparsely populated suburbs, isn’t it time the 30,000 residents and workers of Southbank have a post office that is actually convenient to use?

I look forward to your response.

---ENDS---

The silence has been deafening.

Regards, Norman Hermant

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