Gatton one stop shop for government services opens next week
GATTON'S refurbished one stop government shop is set to open next week after four months of renovations.
Information minister Ian Walker toured the facility today with local member Ian Rickuss who said the shop would give locals access to hundreds of government services in one convenient location.
"This is a great result for the community, they will have access to services much more regularly," Mr Rickuss said.
"The days of having to go to the police stations in Gatton during limited hours to have your driver's licence renewed will soon be over."
As well as transport licences, services at the shop will include registrations and renewals, concession cards, birth, death and marriage certificates, fines and taxes payments, JP services, plant and animal permits and registering property.
Mr Rickuss said staff would have access to new technology to deliver fast service with an online customer referral service.
"Self-service options are also available with in-store touchscreens and trained staff on hand to help," he said.
Mr Walker said Gatton's shop was a flagship for similar shops across the state.
"There is also a pilot self-service kiosk at Laidley with another opening soon at Plainland," he said.
The development at the 7 William Street office also includes refurbishments at the next door court house which will also be opening soon.
The one-stop shop is scheduled to open its doors on Tuesday, January 27 with extended opening hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.