ALBURY Council has vowed to iron out the confusion with postcodes in the Lavington and Glenroy areas.
The council’s engineering director Brad Ferris said last night a letter of clarification would be sent to residents by next week after recent talks with emergency services, Roads and Maritime Services and Australia Post about the issue, which flared recently.
Two outspoken residents on the matter, former Albury citizen of the year David Kefford, and Charlie Leaney, were in the gallery last night when Cr David Thurley followed through on his pledge to raise the matter at the first council of the year.
The trio all live in the Norris Park estate but have experienced issues about their exact address being either in Lavington or Glenroy.
Mr Ferris said all agencies had to work together to iron out the problem which is highlighted by Glenroy having two postcodes, 2640 and 2641.
“Glenroy was gazetted in 1994 and the boundaries haven’t changed since that day,” he said.
“One of the major issues is the inconsistencies with the postcodes.
“We’ve found a number of agencies use their own databases to form their own information.”
Mr Ferris said the council was contacting all relevant agencies about bringing the databases into line.
Mr Kefford is happy the issue is on the council’s radar.
“What transpired tonight didn’t really tell us anything, but we didn’t expect a great deal,” he said.
“They are looking at it as an issue of postcodes.
“The confusion lies with Union Road: one side is North Albury and the other is Lavington.
“Emergency vehicles need to know what area Norris Park is in.”
Deputy mayor Kevin Mack recounted a recent experience where his regular job as a policeman took him to the right address in Glenroy without any confusion.
But Cr Ross Jackson raised an issue of some mail arriving to his Lavington home being listed as Ettamogah or Thurgoona.