NORTH PERTH’S postal service has been restored, but will operate out of a temporary pick up.
Labor’s federal MP for Perth Patrick Gorman blasted Australia Post over the bad timing of the closure and a lack of communication with customers.
A temporary counter down the road at 451 Fitzgerald Street was available for pickups, and after some prodding by the federal MP that’s now been expanded to cover most postie services like stamps, parcels and bill payments.
But it’ll be cashless and can’t handle passports.
Mr Gorman’s happy they’ve got the services back but wants long-term certainty.
“The decision to close the post office in the middle of a state of emergency was clearly a mistake,” he said.
“Australia Post must now work to ensure there is a long term plan for postal services in North Perth.”
by DAVID BELL