Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson will use State Parliament next week to get answers from the State Government over the future of the Roads and Maritime Services Registry at Shellharbour following speculation it may close in favour of a new Service NSW centre at Warrawong.

“I am very concerned for the future of the Shellharbour RMS Registry and the workers there.

“I understand the State Government intends to open a new Service NSW office in Warrawong shortly and that may spell the end of the RMS Registry services available from Shellharbour.

“This kind of strategy has been used in other parts of NSW.

“It is possible that the State Government will use the Service NSW offices at Kiama and Warrawong as the feeder offices to hover up the service requirements from Shellharbour.

“This would shift Shellharbour RMS Registry customers to use the Kiama Service NSW office bolstering its business.

“Dapto-based RMS Registry customers are also in a difficult bind.

“Some come to the Shellharbour RMS Registry and others go to the Unanderra RMS Registry.

“The State Government has previously told me they had no plans to open a Service NSW office in Shellharbour.

“I’ll be placing a Question on Notice to the Minister for Finance next week seeking some answers about the future of the Shellharbour RMS Registry”, she said.

Ms Watson said that up to 12 jobs could be at stake if the State Government planned to close down the Shellharbour RMS Registry.


18 June 2015