Centrelink and Medicare under one roof in Springwood

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Joint statement with Louise Markus MP, Federal Member for Macquarie

Springwood residents will now experience all the benefits of being able to access Centrelink and Medicare services under the one roof.

All staff and services from the Medicare site in the Macquarie Centre will move into the new-look Department of Human Services one-stop shop at 107–109 Macquarie Road from Monday, 19 May.
 
Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Marise Payne said having Centrelink and Medicare together will provide more convenience for local residents.
 
“Residents will now be able to do more of their business in the one place with all staff and services from Centrelink and Medicare working together,” Minister Payne said. 
 
“Local customers will have the benefit of a modern, easy-to-navigate facility that offers access to the latest in self-service options.
 
“Modern mobile technology is also reducing the need for customers to visit the service centre or call, with the department’s Express Plus mobile apps allowing people to interact with Centrelink and Medicare from the palm of their hand – anywhere, anytime.”
 
Federal Member for Macquarie Louise Markus MP said the local community will benefit from having the Centrelink and Medicare services both located at the one place.
 
“Families, older people and those with a disability will benefit by having both the Centrelink and Medicare services near to ample parking and close to nearby public transport,” Mrs Markus said.
 
“In fact, with the construction of the new Council Offices, Library and Community Centre nearby, residents will have all important local services in close proximity.” 
 
Minister Payne said making Government services available to communities is a priority.
 
“The Government is committed to making its services more accessible and convenient for all Australians, with Centrelink and Medicare services now co-located in more than 120 communities throughout the country,” Minister Payne said.