Residents Rally for Palm Beach Post Office

1 Nov 2010 5:10 PMJann Stuckey

1 November 2010

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP and Creek to Creek Chamber president Darren Mackintosh joined over 150 angry locals to protest the closure of the Palm Beach post office at a public rally today.

Speaking to the crowd gathered outside the Currumbin electorate office, Ms Stuckey highlighted the impact the closure will have on the Palm Beach community.

“This is going to create a massive impost on local businesses and residents who rely on the post office on a daily basis,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Our community was not consulted before this decision was made, which is completely unacceptable.

“The Palm Beach post office is in a central position in the CBD and within walking distance for numerous businesses and residents.

“It beggars belief that this service is to be closed in Palm Beach, a growing area situated on a main highway.

“All we will be left with is a red mail box and perhaps a retail service at the nearby newsagent. 

“Adding to this, staff who work in businesses, including staff in my office, are expected to get in their cars and drive to a post office at Elanora or Currumbin for a postal service.

“Aren’t we supposed to be encouraged to reduce emissions? More cars on the road also means more congestion and more frustration for motorists.

“This is a busy post office where customers are used to standing in queues.

“Supposedly this service is being removed because profits have reduced.

“Putting profit margins ahead of community needs is not only shameful but it is also a backward step to be taking when the area is growing. 

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