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The dying art of letter posting

01 Mar 2011

Docklands has lost a second street posting box within 12 months, with the removal of a box in Caravel Lane, NewQuay last month.

Residents were alarmed to find a blank pavement where their local post box was previously located on the corner of Caravel Lane and Rakiai Way.

This closely follows the removal of yellow and red post boxes outside the AFL in Harbour Esplanade during road works.

But Docklanders should not expect the boxes to be reinstated.

An Australia Post spokesperson said the removals were part of a “normal review process” and said there were still 17 red and yellow street posting boxes (SPBs) within a 2km radius of the stadium, including one at the corner of LaTrobe and Spencer streets.

When challenged, the spokesperson later said the Harbour Esplanade boxes were removed for “safety concerns”.

She said Australia Post would advertise in the Leader newspaper and inform the local member of Parliament that the boxes had been removed “to give the community an opportunity to voice any concerns”.

“I would like to assure you that service levels will not be adversely affected, as there are 17 alternate red SPBs with express boxes within 2km of the Telstra Dome (sic),” she said.   

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