Moree Service NSW Centre staff at the official opening today, Emily Clark, left, Melissa Bull, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Moree Manager Blanche O’Conner, Jen McNeil, Stacey Locke, Regional Manager Jeremy Conlon and Jacquie Shipley.
Monday, 26 August 2019
MOREE and district residents can now access hundreds of State Government transactions and thousands of dollars in rebates and savings in the one convenient location, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today officially opening the new Moree Service NSW Centre.
Mr Marshall joined the Centre’s six new full-time staff and representatives from Moree Plains Shire Council to cut the ribbon on the bright new red, white and blue shop front in the heart of the CBD.
Mr Marshall said the Moree Service Centre, the fourth opened across the Northern Tablelands, would transform people’s experience dealing with the government by making it easier than ever before to “do everything” in the one spot.
“Gone are the days of having to wait in long queues to be served at the motor registry,” Mr Marshall said.
“At the Moree Service Centre, there’re more staff, no bank-style barriers and a friendly concierge greeting customers as they come in and walk them through what they need to do to access their required service.
“Since last Friday, already almost 300 people have come through the doors, met staff and familiarised themselves with the available services.
“This new facility really is a one-stop shop for vital services such as getting a birth certificate, Seniors Card, driver licence and renewing vehicle registration and I expect it will make resident’s lives easier by saving them time and money.”
Mr Marshall said the centre was also a gateway to household savings and staff could help people access more than 70 cost of living programs, such as Energy Switch, Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers and CTP refunds.
“I think this is the most exciting form of assistance Service NSW provides,” he said.
“In the space of half-an-hour a staff member will sit down with residents, go through their bills and not only determine what rebates they entitled to but also help them apply.
“At Armidale figures show there has been close to 550 of these appointments made with staff uncovering an average saving of $972 for each customer.
“Every dollar in the household budget counts and I want all Moree residents to access the savings and rebates they are entitled to.”
The Moree Service NSW Centre is the 104th opened across the State and the fourth in the region, following Armidale, Inverell and Glen Innes. Moree is open between 9am and 4pm on weekdays.
Further information on Service NSW is available at www.service.nsw.gov.au