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SCULLY SECURES EXPANDED COST OF LIVING SERVICE FOR WARRAWONG AND WOLLONGONG

September 12, 2018

Wollongong MP, Paul Scully, has announced that the Cost of Living Service would be expanded to include both Warrawong and Wollongong Service NSW centres later this month.

 

The NSW Government conducted a pilot program for the Cost of Living Service as part of the 2018-19 Budget in only five Service NSW Centres.

 

Mr Scully wrote to the Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Victor Dominello MP, in July requesting that the service should be expanded to include Warrawong and Wollongong.

 

The Minister has since written to Mr Scully to advise that his request for the expansion of the service would now include Warrawong and Wollongong.

 

The Cost of Living Service will start at Warrawong Service NSW Centre from 26 September 2018 and Wollongong Service NSW Centre from the 27 September 2018.  Corrimal Service NSW Centre will also be available from 28 September 2018.

 

Warrawong Service NSW Centre sees the highest number of customers in the Illawarra region.  Since it was established in November 2015, the Warrawong Service Centre has seen nearly 335,000 people.

 

People can book their appointments at the Warrawong, Wollongong and Corrimal Service NSW Centres right now either online at www.service.nsw.gov.au/cost-living-appointment-service, by calling Service NSW on 13 77 88, or by visiting their local Service NSW Centre.

 

People will be able to sit down with a Service NSW representative to apply for rebates for CTP insurance and electricity and other programs.

 

Comments attributable to Paul Scully MP:

 

“One thing I know is that cost of living pressures is hurting the family budget in Wollongong.

 

“I wanted the NSW Government to be aware of this significant pressure and to expand the Cost of Living Service to the Warrawong and Wollongong Service NSW Centres.

 

“I’m absolutely delighted that the Minister has agreed to my request and the Warrawong and Wollongong Service NSW Centres will be expanded from the 26 and 27 September.

 

“Electricity prices have gone up and up under the Berejiklian Government since March 2011 and less than half of those eligible to claim a CTP refund in the Wollongong electorate have done so.

 

“I encourage all local residents to secure an appointment at the Warrawong and Wollongong Service NSW Centres to see if they can take advantage of the refunds available and put some money back into the family budget.”

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