SERVICE SA is set to become more accessible for people across Eyre Peninsula who have to travel to Port Lincoln for licence and registration services.
Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has welcomed the news after meeting with the Service SA director and senior staff in early 2016 to discuss how services and access to Service SA on the Eyre Peninsula could be improved.
Mr Treloar said the Port Lincoln Service SA was the only centre on the Eyre Peninsula, which meant most people had to travel long distances to complete licences and registration transactions.
After significant lobbying by Mr Treloar, he said the latest progress update noted changes to make it easier for those not living in Port Lincoln.
He said the changes included Service SA accepting scanned, emailed and faxed documents to amend vehicle registrations during harvest time.
“Ultimately, it should make it easier for those living in rural and remote locations to access services, without making the trip to Port Lincoln, in some cases hundreds of kilometres.
“The bottom line is it creates efficiency for businesses, especially where a lot of rural businesses have several vehicles with different registration dates, this will preclude them from having to do several trips,” he said.
He said progress had been made on Service SA’s Moving Online initiative, which involved expanding the range of transactions available.
New transactions will include vehicle transfers and registration cancellations, which will be available online in the future.
Mr Treloar has not heard when the online service will be available but he expected it to become available this year.
He said he was continuing to work with other government agencies to identify co-location opportunities in regional areas.
“I am pleased they are taking my concerns on board and putting in place measures which will streamline processes for EP people”.