Inspecting the new Tenterfield Service NSW Centre last week – Service NSW Tenterfield Customer Service Representative Gabi Willis, Manager Barice Lewis, Mayor Peter Petty, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall, Customer Service Representative Katie Taylor, Councillors John Macnish, Bronwyn Petrie and Bob Rogan.
Monday, 20 January 2020
ALMOST 600 people have accessed State Government services and savings at Tenterfield’s new Service NSW Centre since it opened its doors in December, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall joined Tenterfield Shire Mayor Peter Petty and Service NSW Regional Manager Jeremy Conlon to unveil a plaque at the Service NSW centre located at the Henry Parkes Plaza last Friday.
Mr Marshall said it was great to see locals had been quick to utilise the popular Cost of Living interview service, with staff finding an average saving per customer of $722.20 through government rebates.
“There are around 70 government rebates and savings available through Service NSW and it’s great to see residents taking the opportunity to find out what they are can do to put their hard earned money back in their pockets,” Mr Marshall said.
“One of those savings is the Active Kids and Creative Kids program and as the start of the new school year approaches I urge parents to make the most of the initiative which provides $100 vouchers to cover the cost of participation in sport and cultural activities.
“So far this financial year in the Tenterfield Shire 944 Active Kids and 89 Creative Kids vouchers have been accessed.
“Overall the main transactions people are undertaking at the new centre are motor vehicle related with licence and registration renewals, registration transfers and change of details and address.”
Customers can also get a birth certificate, apply for Seniors Card or from the end of January access the $250 Seniors Transport Card through the Service NSW branch.
Mr Marshall said Service NSW would also be a great benefit to Tenterfield’s business community.
“I’m pleased to say this facility has already created one new job in the town while the two former Tenterfield Motor Registry staff have been retained and will also work in Service NSW,” he said.
“Due to the ongoing drought and bushfires Tenterfield’s economy has struggled and the loss of Target Country from Henry Parkes Plaza was a real blow for the town.
“I’m glad the State Government has chosen that venue to establish Service NSW and I expect we will see increased foot traffic return to Henry Parkes Plaza, which will benefit other business like the butcher and chemist who operate out of the shopping complex.”
Further information on Service NSW is available at www.service.nsw.gov.au