Kelvin Rudolph out the front of the Rockhampton Mail Centre. He was unhappy with Australia Post after a package went missing.
Kelvin Rudolph out the front of the Rockhampton Mail Centre. He was unhappy with Australia Post after a package went missing. Allan Reinikka

Rockhampton Mail Centre site's noise attacked in Senate

QUEENSLAND LNP Senator Ian Macdonald has re-launched his "passionate" attack on Australia Post about noise issues at the Rockhampton Mail Centre.

He attacked Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour during Senate Estimates hearings yesterday claiming the parcel processing facility at Rockhampton had been breaching noise abatement guidelines for years.

During the hearing, Senator Macdonald said residents near the centre had had their lives turned upside down by extended operating hours at the centre.

"The residents who are being impacted have lived in their homes long before the Rockhampton Mail Centre began operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week," he said.

Australia Post yesterday said it met with Rockhampton Regional Council to discuss the results from a survey in July and a working party was subsequently established to follow through on a number of action points.

Last month a letter was sent to residents to advise them of the survey results and remedial actions Australia Post was undertaking.

Australia Post will meet with the council again this month to discuss progress on the agreed action points and any further feedback.



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