Finally there’s a ray of hope for Campbelltown residents who have been slapped in the face with the closure of the Campbelltown RMS office in 2015.
If elected in March, a Chris Minns NSW Labor Government will conduct a review regarding the need for Service NSW centres throughout the state – including here in Campbelltown.
It will then develop a plan to address the issue.
Since the closure, Campbelltown residents have been saddled with the inconvenience of traveling to the Gregory Hills Service NSW centre, in the neighbouring electorate of Camden.
Public transport to Gregory Hills is problematic at best and is a long, frustrating journey for those with mobility issues.
“The closure of the Campbelltown RMS office didn’t make sense in 2015 and it still doesn’t make sense eight years later,” Campbelltown MP Greg Warren said.
“I have lost count of the number of angry and frustrated residents I have spoken to about this issue since first being elected in 2015.”
The absence of a toilet at the Gregory Hills centre has also caused distress for many customers – particularly for the elderly.
Shadow Minister for Customer Service, Yasmin Catley MP, said the review was long overdue.
“I am intimately aware of the impact that the closure of the Campbelltown RMS has had on the local and rapidly growing community,” she said.
“I have had numerous discussions with my NSW Labor colleague, Campbelltown MP Greg Warren, regarding the absence of a Service NSW centre in Campbelltown.”
Mr Warren said the review would be widely welcomed throughout the community that has been forced to put up with unnecessary inconvenience for far too long.