Residents stamp their feet

Mail melee: Residents want a mailbox back where it was.
Mail melee: Residents want a mailbox back where it was.

Australia Post recently moved the suburb’s street posting box from one side of Connolly Drive to the other and residents want it back.

They want to know why the suburb cannot have two mailboxes when neighbouring Currambine has three.

Australia Post said relocation of the box from outside shops on Kinross Drive to Kinross Central Shopping Centre was in response to community requests.

A spokeswoman said the shopping centre’s proximity to the freeway, train station and other services provided more convenient access to the box.

A resident who asked to remain anonymous said the only notification was a sticker on the old box before removal.

‘Australia Post could have written to local residents,’ he said. ‘A lot of elderly people used the box to post letters and there have been a lot of complaints to the shops.

‘We have collected about 500 signatures on a petition asking for the box to be put back.’

Moore MHR Ian Goodenough, who will receive the petition, said: ‘Connolly Drive is a busy four-lane carriageway through the middle of the suburb and is difficult for elderly residents and young families to cross,’ he said. ‘I’ve had a number of people contact me about this.

‘I’m calling on Australia Post to reinstate the original post box.’

Petition forms are at Kinross Chemist opposite the primary school until Friday.