Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres has welcomed the continuation of the NSW Government’s ‘One Stop Shop’ for government services in Penrith after Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the expansion of the trial to 24 locations across the state earlier today.
Mr Ayres was joined by Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts in Penrith today, whose portfolio includes responsibility for the roll-out of the program.
\”The trial of the One Stop Shop as a pilot-program in Penrith and Orange has demonstrated that members of the public like the idea of having a single access point to simplify their dealings with the state government.\” Mr Ayres said.
\”This is a very practical way to make life easier for people who need to deal with the NSW Government.\”
NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said the services provided in the Penrith and Orange trials are now available at all 24 Fair Trading Centres across the state.
\”In addition to the existing services provided by Fair Trading across NSW, residents will now be able to visit their local Fair Trading centre for Seniors Card applications, payment of fines, HousingNSW forms and the application and renewal of fishing licences.\” Mr Roberts said.
\”This is a commonsense way to improve the experience people have when doing business with the NSW Government – instead of having to travel between various government agencies lodging paperwork, much of it can now be done at your local Fair Trading Centre.\”
The additional services now available include:
- Births, Deaths and Marriages – lodgement of applications;
- Seniors Cards – lodgement of applications;
- National Parks – purchase of passes;
- NSW Housing – lodgement of applications;
- Fishing Licences – application and renewal;
- Office of State Revenue – payment of fines;
- Retail Tenancy Bonds – lodgement; and,
- Fair Trading offices will now offer a JP service
The NSW Government is looking at continuing the rollout, including widening the services available and setting them up in RMS offices.