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Monday, 17 June 1996
Page: 1671

(Question No. 61)


Senator Colston asked the Minister for Communications and the Arts, upon notice, on 10 May 1996:

(1) Which post offices, post office agencies, mail centres, business centres and mail delivery centres operated by, or on behalf of, Australia Post in Western Australia have opened since 1 July 1993 and on what date did each office, agency or centre commence operations.

(2) Which post offices, post office agencies, mail centres, business centres and mail delivery centres operated by, or on behalf of, Australia Post in Western Australia have permanently closed since 1 July 1993 and when did each closure occur.

(3) (a) Which post offices, post office agencies, mail centres, business centres and mail delivery centres operated by, or on behalf of, Australia Post in Western Australia have been renamed since 1 July 1993; (b) what were their original names; (c) when was each office or centre renamed; and (d) what are the new names.


Senator Alston —The answer to the honourable senator's question, based on information provided by Australia Post, is as follows:

(1) The following Offices in Western Australia opened between 1 July 1993 and 30 June 1995:

Corporate Offices—

Albany Business Centre   28 Nov 1994

Albany Delivery Centre   7 Sep 1994

Bibra Lake Business Centre   2 May 1994

Bibra Lake Delivery Centre   28 Mar 1994

Inglewood Delivery Centre   1 Feb 1995

Innaloo City Post Shop   27 Sep 1993

Joondalup Post Shop   1 Sep 1994

Joondalup Business Centre   18 Oct 1993

Joondalup Delivery Centre   27 Jul 1993

Kalgoorlie Delivery Centre   7 Sep 1994

Kalgoorlie Business Centre   6 Feb 1995

Kelmscott Business Centre   15 Aug 1994

Kelmscott Delivery Centre   23 May 1994

Palmyra Delivery Centre   1 Sep 1994

Perth East St Georges Terrace   4 Jul 1994

Perth Business Centre   13 Sep 1993

Rockingham Business Centre   28 Feb 1994

Rockingham Delivery Centre   1 Dec 1993

Wangara Delivery Centre   14 Jul 1994

Welshpool Delivery Centre   1 Oct 1994

Licensed Post Offices (Agencies)—

Cocos (Keeling) Islands   1 Jan 1994

Ocean Reef   28 Oct 1993

South Lake   6 Jun 1995

Westminster   1 Jun 1995

(2) The following Offices in Western Australia closed between 1 July 1993 and 30 June 1995:

Corporate Offices—

Perth Brisbane Street   10 Sep 1993

Perth Stirling Street   10 Sep 1993

Perth Victoria Square   1 Oct 1993

Doubleview   1 Dec 1994 Licensed Post Offices (Agencies)—

(includes those replaced by a Community Mail Agency)

Bodallin   23 Apr 1994

Gibson   1 Nov 1993

Innaloo South   27 Sep 1993

Kirup   1 Sep 1993

Muntadgin   1 Oct 1993

Narrikup   1 Oct 1993

Nungarin   1 Feb 1994

Perth Airport   22 Apr 1994

Shay Gap   22 Dec 1993

University Crawley   20 Jun 1994

Perth Parliament House   1 Jul 1994

Wittenoom   31 May 1995

(3) (a)-(d) No Offices in Western Australia were renamed between 1 July 1993 and 30 June 1995.