Cooyar residents will be able to get mail delivered to their homes after the town’s postal agency closes this Friday … but only if they have a letterbox.
Maranoa MP David Littleproud said he has tried to ensure measures are put in place for Cooyar residents to receive their mail in the town area following closure of Cooyar’s Community Postal Agent (CPA) this Friday, December 1.
Mr Littleproud said he had written to Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate to seek answers about Australia Post’s plans for a replacement service for the Cooyar community after becoming aware of the CPA’s closure.
“Last week I was extremely disheartened to learn Cooyar residents were going to lose an essential service that’s been operating in their community since 1907,” Mr Littleproud said.
“I had residents approaching me because they were in the dark about the changes – that’s why I wrote to the CEO and sought advice from Australia Post about what will happen now.”
Mr Littleproud said he has since been informed by Australia Post it had exhausted all efforts to locate a new CPA in Cooyar, without success.
From Friday, December 1 Australia Post will commence roadside delivery, three days per week to the 51 homes in Cooyar’s town area.
However, residents must first install a letterbox or they will need to travel 33km to Yarraman to collect their mail.
“I’m pleased we’ve been able to ensure there is a plan for residents, particularly this close to Christmas,” Mr Littleproud said.
“If residents require any further information or have any concerns – or haven’t yet received the notice from Australia Post about the changes – I would encourage them to contact me on (07) 4662-2715.”
Australia Post advised residents by mail on November 27 that: