Lack of post boxes in Baldivis needs to be addressed says Labor candidate


Baldivis resident Rod Adams with Baldivis candidate Reece Whitby.
Lack of post boxes in Baldivis needs to be addressed says Labor candidate
Baldivis resident Rod Adams with Baldivis candidate Reece Whitby.

ACCORDING to River Gums resident Rod Adams, it appears to be a little known fact that people still send handwritten letters and cards by post.

Considering there is just two street post boxes to service the entire suburb of Baldivis, it certainly garners attention.

The two are far apart with one at the intersection of Fifty and Mandurah roads and the other on Osgood Way near the Steel Tree Cafe.

There is a third at the Baldivis Post Office, which Mr Adams said was the closest to him but was not within walking distance.

Mr Adams said he would like one installed in River Gums in a centrally located park.

“There has been amazing growth here but infrastructure hasn’t kept pace,” he said.

“There a lot of people who still rely on posting letters or birthday cards to their grand children.

“It’s a pain.”

Labor’s Baldivis candidate Reece Whitby said it was surprising.

“It almost appears as if Baldivis has been forgotten about,” he said.

“It’s just a basic level of service you would expect for a suburb the size of Baldivis.

“It may even be the case for a couple more. There are whole sections without them.

“This wouldn’t happen in Perth. There needs to be a fairer ratio of red post boxes.”

Mr Whitby said Mr Adams raised the issue with him while he was campaigning in Baldivis

“Since I have spoken with (Mr Adams), others have come forward and are equally annoyed,” he said.

“I have written a letter to Australia Post and if I do not get a positive response I will raise it with (Federal member for Brand) Madeleine King.”