AFTER more than 140 years Bulli is without a post office.
Bulli Post Office closed, along with the Bulli Newsagency, on January 20 after the businesses fell into financial difficulties.
Attempts to find a suitable Bulli business to take the post office license have so far failed.
An Australia Post spokesperson said it immediately took steps to let customers know of the closure, and made alternative arrangements for post box holders and for customers picking up “carded” parcels.
Customers were directed to Woonona Post Office, a kilometre away, to access key postal services. The next closest post office for Bulli residents is 2.5kms away at Thirroul.
About 20 of the 150 post box holders at Bulli have asked for alternative boxes, however, Australia Post has given no commitment to re-open a post office in the community.
“Our focus to this point has been on helping customers with the sudden transition,” the spokesperson said.
“Accordingly, no decision has been made to permanently close the outlet. When assessing whether to re-establish a point of presence in Bulli we need, of course, to take into account the ongoing viability of the business for an owner/operator.”
Australia Post said it is committed to continuing to monitor the needs of the community and to looking at potential opportunities when the new Woolworths shopping centre is built on the old Cavion scrap metal site.