Toronto is getting a full-scale Service NSW centre, two years after the local motor registry closed down.
Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper has labelled today's announcement as a win for people power, following a hard fought campaign which saw 11,000 people sign a petition.
The new centre is expected to open by the end of the year.
“At the moment, Service NSW offices are located at Warners Bay and Toukley, and that’s a long way from the many thousands of people living at Morisset, Cooranbong, Wangi, Rathmines, Coal Point and Toronto, especially if they have to rely on public transport," Mr Piper said.
“This is a great and sensible decision on many fronts because it will also provide a boost for all the other local businesses at Toronto which have been doing it tough. The Service NSW office will bring more people into town to do business and pay their bills instead of being forced to go elsewhere."
“It also means that more government services will be available here. While we’ll get back the old RMS services we lost including vehicle and boat registrations, driver licencing and testing, we’ll also get access to 40 other agencies such as Births, Deaths and Marriages."
Service NSW is investigating possible sites for the new office in Toronto.