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Even less service now: Macarthur centre reduces opening hours

NSW opposition leader Luke Foley with MP Greg Warren and a member of the public

Service hours cut: NSW opposition leader Luke Foley with MP Greg Warren and an unhappy member of the public outside the closed down motor registry at Campbelltown.

The outrage started when three local motor registries, at Ingleburn, Narellan and Campbelltown, were closed down by the State Government just over a year ago.

The anger in the region continued when the Service NSW centre at Gregory Hills that replaced the motor registries did not include public toilet facilities.

The other thorny issue was that it was not easily accessible via public transport.

And now the State Government has ensured the local community will continue to be unhappy by cutting the operating hours of Macarthur Service Centre at Gregory Hills.

Previously open from 7am to 7pm weekdays, the Macarthur Service Centre at Gregory Hills will now open an hour later and closer an hour earlier each day.

Not surprisingly, the Member for Campbelltown, Greg Warren, has slammed the Baird Government’s decision to cut back the operating hours of Service NSW centres across the state, including the local one at Gregory Hills.

Mr Warren says the new operating hours made it more difficult for local Campbelltown residents to access vital government services.

“These changes to the opening hours of the Service NSW centre at Gregory Hills effectively make it impossible for local residents to access the Macarthur Service Centre before or after work on weekdays,’’ Mr Warren said.

“People working in the city can forget about it, but even for those residents who are fortunate enough to work locally here in Campbelltown, if they left Campbelltown at 5pm on the dot they would struggle to make it through Narellan Road to get to Gregory Hills by 6pm.

“Mike Baird and his Government should be doing everything they can to make it easier for local residents to access vital Government services.

“Instead, we’ve seen them close our motor registry, move it out to Gregory Hills and now slash the opening hours,” the local MP said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Response to Even less service now: Macarthur centre reduces opening hours

  1. Bearshead October 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    any comment from Camden State Member explaining how it reduction of service is good for the area and an improvement ?

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