Newsagency doubles as post office
KULJIT Dhillon has her work cut out for her.
The Terranora Newsagency co-owner will double her duties sorting mail and selling stamps as her Terranora Shopping Village store takes on the role of new Australia Post Community Postal Agency (CPA) for the suburb.
The newsagency came to the rescue for hundreds of Terranora residents who were left without a local post office after a legal dispute closed the former site at the Terranora General Store in late February.
Local residents who needed to collect parcels, buy stamps and pay bills were forced to travel to the Banora Point Post Office at Banora Shopping Village.
Mrs Dhillon was busy yesterday as local customers lined up to collect their mail from Terranora for the first time in months.
Terranora resident Ross Carney, 66, said he was happy to see the post office operating at the Terranora Shopping Village newsagency.
“It’s absolutely delightful to see it back up and running,” Mr Carney said.
“I was disappointed when the other one closed.”
Mr Carney, who had a post office box at the former site, said he would be doing all his mailing business from the new location.
“We’ve been going down to Banora Point to collect mail all this time. It was a 13km round trip every time.
“It was beginning to be a hassle but I’m glad it’s back in Terranora.”
An Australia Post spokesman said the newsagency would provide access to postal services for mail lodgements, purchase of postage stamps and postal products such as Postpak packaging and pre-stamped envelopes.
He said post office boxes previously located at the Terranora General Store have also been relocated.
“In the immediate term post office box mail will however need to be collected at the counter until external boxes can be installed,” the spokesman said.
“Customers’ post office box address details will not change.”
The newsagency will be trading from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.
The spokesman said anyone with questions regarding the new outlet could call Australia Post on (02) 9202 6165.