House of Representatives
Monday 27 March 2017
There are only two weeks until the Gosford by-election on 8 April. The prepoll is open, and residents on the Woy Woy peninsula have a clear choice when they vote. Locals have not forgotten that two years ago the Liberal government shut down the Woy Woy Roads and Maritime Services office, closing the last government office in the area. Fifteen thousand residents living on the peninsula are forced to travel to Gosford or Erina Fair, an hour round trip, every time they need to renew their licence, seek assistance from a government agency, pay a bill or make an inquiry about government services in the area.
Labor candidate Liesl Tesch and New South Wales Labor leader Luke Foley have committed that a Labor government will establish a Service NSW centre in Woy Woy to make it easier for locals to carry out government transactions and get the information they need quickly and efficiently close to home. This facility will open for extended hours, including weekends, to make it easy for locals to get assistance with Roads and Maritime Services, Fair Trading, births, deaths and marriages, Housing NSW, the Office of State Revenue, New South Wales seniors card, Opal cards and top-ups.
Labor has committed to improving services on the peninsula and across the Gosford electorate. While the Liberal government continues to strip services from locals on the Central Coast, only Liesl Tesch and Labor will ensure that residents get their fair share on the coast.