Post office is back in Wallendbeen's main street

On hand on Monday morning when the post office opened its doors.
On hand on Monday morning when the post office opened its doors.

The Wallendbeen's community postal agency moved from the old garage at the highway roundabout into new premises in the Memorial Hall this week.

President of the Wallendbeen Community Association Greg Quirk said a lot of nearby residents are now walking to pick up their mail, making a "nice bit of activity" in the street.

"For example despite the cold weather one bloke walked over in his thongs yesterday," Mr Quirk said.

The community postal agency, formed after Australia Post told villagers that the normal post office service was being discontinued. The former licensed post office that operated in the near-derelict service station at the crossroads of the Olympic Highway and Burley Griffin Way, closed abruptly at the end of January.

Australia post gave only a fortnight's notice of the closure to residents, advising they would have to get their mail from Cootamundra until a form of street delivery using letterboxes at street corners, could be arranged.