The North-shore Minister for Finance has officially opened two new Service NSW Centres at Corrimal and Warrawong today but has failed to commit to a centre for the Shellharbour electorate.
Every state electorate in the Illawarra region has a Service NSW Centre except the fastest growing population area.
Figures released by the Government indicate that the Warrawong Service NSW Centre has seen the highest number of customers between November last year and March this year – over 40,400.
The Kiama NSW Centre saw the least number of customers during the same period – 17,600.
Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson has been furiously lobbying the Government to establish a NSW Service Centre within the Shellharbour electorate since the Government closed the Shellharbour Motor Registry.
The Government has replaced the Registry with a digital store, which it concedes is “temporary” and could also close.
Comments attributable to Anna Watson MP:
“Today’s opening of two Service NSW Centres at Corrimal and Warrawong only confirm that the State Government continues to treat the residents in my electorate with absolute contempt.
“There is simply no justification for the Government to open these centres in every state electorate in the Illawarra and have the fastest growing population centre in the region still without one.
“My constituents deserve the very same ready access to basic government services as every other resident in every other state electorate in the region.”
3 June 2016