RESIDENTS in the far-flung reaches of the O’Connor electorate will have easy access to government services when the Desert Rose hits the road this month.
Staff aboard the purpose-built trucks complete with the latest technology can help with Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Desert Rose will be welcomed by people in O’Connor as it travels through the electorate. “I travel around this region all the time and I know the lack of rain has put pressure on the livelihoods of farmers and their families here,” Mr Wilson said.
“Staff on board Desert Rose will help with Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and online services.” “A Farm Household Case Officer and departmental social worker will also be on board, and information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and associated support services will be available.”
Mr Wilson said mobile service centres are a great opportunity for people to meet face-to-face with specialist staff. Appointments are not needed, and the service is free.
The service will be available in Denmark on Tuesday, July 16 from 9.30am to 4pm at the Community Resource Centre on North Street, and in Walpole the following day from 9.30am to 3.30pm near the post office on Nockolds Street.