THE long anticipated refurbishment of the Armidale Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Motor Registry, for the conversion to a new Service NSW One-Stop-Shop, gets underway this Saturday when the doors will temporarily close for about six weeks.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said that while some inconvenience was unfortunately unavoidable, he commended the RMS and Service NSW staff for making the transition as smooth as possible.
Mr Marshall said that RMS staff would maintain a ‘shopfront’ service at the Rusden Street facility for three weeks from next Monday to handle some transactions and inquiries.
“This is an exciting development for Armidale and, once opened, the Service NSW facility will truly be a one-stop spot for about 800 multi-government transactions such as driver licence applications, contractor licences, birth certificate applications, Seniors Cards and more,” he said.
“The new centre will have extended opening hours, including Saturday mornings.
“Refurbishment of the RMS office in Armidale is anticipated to take about six weeks or so, and during that time the doors will be closed.”
Mr Marshall said the RMS team were taking steps to reduce any inconvenience and would be maintaining a presence outside the RMS building until Friday, 30 January, to handle any inquiries and limited transactions.
“Customers with registration and licence renewals coming up during the closure period are being contacted by RMS via a mailout as well as email to make sure they are aware of the closure and the restricted services on offer,” he said.
“In addition, the RMS counter services will also be available in a limited capacity at the Armidale Fair Trading office during the refurbishment period, located in the Bill McCarthy Building in Faulkner Street.”
For online transactions, construction updates and further information about Service NSW, visit the Service NSW website www.service.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88.