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Wednesday, 29 November 2000
Page: 20208


Senator Mackay asked the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, upon notice, on 14 September 2000:

With reference to Australia Post:

(1) (a) How many corporate post offices are located in the electorate of Corangamite, Victoria; (b) where are they located; and (c) how many corporate post offices were located in Corangamite at the end of each financial year between 1990-91 and 1999-2000.

(2) How many licensed post offices (LPOs) are located in the electorate of Corangamite; (b) where are they located; and (c) how many LPOs were located in Corangamite at the end of each financial year between 1990-91 and 1999-2000.

(3) (a) How many Australia Post contractors are currently employed in Corangamite; and (b) what activities/services are they providing.

(4) (a) How many corporate post offices and/or LPOs receive income support and/or top up payments in the electorate of Corangamite; (b) which postal outlets receive such support; what is the amount of this support; and (c) where are they located.


Senator Alston (Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

Based on advice received from Australia Post:

(1) (a) and (b) There are currently four corporate post offices in the electorate of Corangamite. They are located in Belmont, Colac, Ocean Grove and Torquay.

(c) Unfortunately, Australia Post's retail information systems are unable to produce reliable historical information in relation to individual electorates.

(2) (a) and (b) There are currently 34 Licensed Post Offices (LPOs) in the electorate of Corangamite. They are located in Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Bannockburn, Barwon Heads, Beeac, Birregurra, Breamlea, Colac West, Cororooke, Deans Marsh, Forrest, Gellibrand River, Grovedale East, Grovedale, Highton, Highton South, Indented Head, Inverleigh, Lavers Hill, Lorne, Meredith, Moriac, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Princetown, Queenscliff, Rokewood, Shelford, St Leonards, Swan Marsh, Teesdale, Winchelsea and Wye River.

(c) Unfortunately, Australia Post's retail information systems are unable to produce reliable historical information in relation to individual electorates.

(3) (a) and (b) There are 63 contractors employed in the electorate of Corangamite. The following table details the numbers and services they provide:

Number of Contractors

Services Provided

38

Roadside mail deliveries

5

Intrastate transport of mail

9

Street mail deliveries

6

Parcel deliveries

3

Street posting box clearance

2

Depot bag delivery

(4) (a), (b) and (c) There are six LPOs that receive top up payments in the electorate of Corangamite. They are located in Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Beeac, Birregurra, Deans Marsh and Shelford. The top up payments to these LPOs total $61,447.20 annually.