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FEDERAL Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson visited Market Place this month, to launch a campaign for a second post office in Ocean Grove.
“It is very disappointing that attempts to establish a second post office at Market Place Shopping Centre have been blocked by Australia Post,” she said.
Ms Henderson launched the campaign with Heather Waring on 5 March.
Heather and her husband Cameron own Market Place Lotto and Gifts and operate the Point Lonsdale Post Office.
“Delivering the infrastructure we need to support growing communities is vital – we need better postal services,” Ms Henderson said.
“That’s why I am backing a second licensed post office for Market Place Lotto and Gifts.”
Ms Henderson said she was delighted with the community support for a second post office.
“This is a service that the Ocean Grove community desperately needs,” she said.
The Corangamite MP asked Ocean Grove residents to visit her website and sign a community survey to support the campaign.
Australia Post invested $500,000 last year on renovations to Ocean Grove Post Office, which included a new fit-out and additional post office boxes.
An Australia Post spokesperson said a number of factors determined the need for another post office, including existing outlets, population, demographics and the volume of business.
“In the vicinity of Ocean Grove we already have three post offices operating and we believe the area is adequately serviced,” she said.
“However we are committed to undertaking a review of the needs of the community to determine whether any additional services are required.”

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