Sharon Claydon MP presents the ‘Save Lambton Post Office’ petition in the Federation Chamber, 26 February 2024.

Petition to save Lambton Post office submitted to parliament

Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, has taken a significant step in the battle to preserve Lambton Post Office by presenting a petition to Federal Parliament.

The petition calls on Australia Post to maintain the service in its current location.

“Postal services are essential services, providing access to vital services and connecting communities across the country,” she said.

“The residents of Lambton know this, which is why they are fighting to keep this Post Office open.

“My constituents are deeply distressed by this pending closure, including the brilliant Wallabies preschool children who attend the Elder Street Early Childhood Centre just around the corner.”

Nearly 4,000 individuals added their signatures to the petition.

“I want to thank Violet and the almost 4,000 people who have signed this petition and contacted me directly about the importance of keeping the Lambton Post Office Open.

“I will be making formal representations to the Minister for Communication and Australia Post on keeping our community postal services open and running.”

While the fate of Lambton Post Office hangs in the balance locals hope this petition to parliament and their vocal community backing will help save the service for the local area.