However, Kinross Residents’ Association president Denise Farquhar said the community group had campaigned for another box in the suburb for several years.
‘We always wanted an additional postbox ” not one removed,’ she said.
Responding to an April 13 story in our sister paper the Times, an Australia Post spokeswoman said the postbox was relocated from outside Kinross Drive shops to Kinross Central Shopping Centre after community requests and consultation.
In 2012, Australia Post had received a 950-name petition asking for relocation of the postbox to the new shopping centre, but decided against it under the street posting box policy, she said.
After some residents and businesses again sought relocation, Australia Post initiated community consultation this year between February 25 and March 25.
This included a sign on the old postbox seeking feedback on the proposal and newspaper advertising.
‘Australia Post received only three objections during the consultation period, so the decision was made to proceed with relocation,’ she said. ‘On April 15, Australia Post placed a final advertisement in the Joondalup Times notifying the community of the date the street postbox would be relocated and where its new location was.’
Meanwhile, a group of Kinross residents are finalising a petition asking Australia Post to put back the Kinross Drive postbox.
Moore MHR Ian Goodenough will receive the petition, available for signing at the Kinross Drive deli until Sunday.
A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said he believed Australia Post should have letter dropped every house in Kinross about the move.