THE Department of Human Services has relocated its services from Hillarys to Warwick, creating a “one-stop shop”.
The move on September 14 from Whitford City Shopping Centre to just behind Warwick Grove means the full suite of Medicare and Centrelink services will now be provided under one roof.
Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins said the demand for face-to-face services at Whitford City had been falling steadily for several years.
“Since 2012, the number of people accessing services at Whitford City Shopping Centre has more than halved,” he said.
“While claiming at the doctor’s surgery is making business much more convenient, staff at Warwick will be able to provide a face-to-face service to those who require more personalised or intensive support.
“Alternatively, local residents can visit the Joondalup Service Centre.”
The Warwick one-stop shop is on Ellersdale Avenue.