Councillor Andrew Murat with his prototype drive-through post box.DISABILITY Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan will take up the cause for a drive-through street-posting box in Armidale with Australia Post.
Ms Ryan will ask the service why it has ruled out installing the special box when its own accessibility action plan, launched two years ago, commits to providing accessible products and services to the disabled.
“Australia Post is not providing accessible post boxes to the disabled and I will be raising this matter with them,” Ms Ryan said yesterday.
Armidale Dumaresq Council has collected more than 500 signatures on a petition calling for the installation of the special post box, designed by councillor Andrew Murat.
Cr Murat has spent about $1000 of his own money completing the project.
The post box is aimed at letting disabled people mail letters and parcels from their cars.
But Australia Post has ruled out installing the special post box, claiming it held concerns about the practicality and safety of the installation and it may present a dangerous situation for posties trying to clear the mail.
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