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Thursday, 30 September 1993
Page: 1621

(Question No. 501)


Senator Colston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 13 August 1993:

  (1) Which post offices and post office agencies in Tasmania have opened since 1 July 1991 and on what date did each office or agency commence operations.

  (2) Which post offices and post office agencies in Tasmania have permanently closed since 1 July 1991 and when did each closure occur.

  (3) (a) Which post offices and post office agencies in Tasmania have been renamed since 1 July 1991; (b) what were their original names; (c) when was each office renamed; and (d) what are the new names.


Senator Collins —The Minister for Communications has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question, based on advice from Australia Post:

  (1) The following post offices and post office agencies in Tasmania opened between 1 July 1991 and 30 June 1993:

  POST OFFICES OPENED AND DATE

  [Includes Retail Shops (RS) and Business Centres (BC)

  Launceston BC—21.09.92

  POST OFFICE AGENCIES OPENED AND DATE

  (Includes Licensed Post Offices)

  Westbury—30.06.93

  (2) The following post offices and post office agencies in Tasmania closed between 1 July 1991 and 30 June 1993:

  POST OFFICES CLOSED AND DATE

  [Includes conversions to Retail Post Shops (RS), Business Centres (BC) Post Office Agencies and Licensed Post Offices]

  Westbury—30.06.93

  POST OFFICE AGENCIES CLOSED AND DATE

  Nile—01.07.91

  Postal & Telecom Museum—30.09.91

  Castle Forbes Bay—30.04.92

  Beauty Point—31.05.92

  Hawley Beach—30.06.92

  Forest South—04.10.92

  Collinsvale—04.10.92

  Lower Longley—31.12.92

  Lune River—30.06.93

  (3) Nil