'Still not happy': Glenroy postcode chaos 'fixed'

THE confusion surrounding postcodes in the Glenroy area has been eliminated with Albury Council confirming the boundaries of the suburb.

In a letter to residents in recent days, the Norris Park estate has been included in the Glenroy postcode of 2640.

The suburb has been locked in as the area west of Burrows Road and also includes Hume Country Estate.

But not everyone is happy.

David Kefford and his wife Mary, who live in the Hume Gardens area of Norris Park, have considered themselves long-term residents of Lavington even though they are listed in the phone book as being in Glenroy.

Lavington has a 2641 postcode, but Glenroy’s postcode of 2640 is shared by Albury, North Albury, West Albury and Splitters Creek.

“It hasn’t gone away, put it that way,” Mr Kefford said.

“I’ve been here 40 years and everything on the north side of Union Road has always been Lavington.

“Everything on the other side has been North Albury.

“But the bottom line is we probably have to accept it.”

The northern boundary separating Glenroy and Lavington runs along the ridge to the north of Norris Park.

Glenroy residents who need to make an triple-0 call must cite Glenroy and 2640 as their suburb and postcode as Norris Park is not in the present

databases.

The council will also check the postal addresses of residents to ensure they have the correct details.

Residents are being urged to contact electricity and gas suppliers and make any necessary changes as privacy laws prevent the council correcting any anomalies.

Addresses and postcodes on drivers’ licences should also be changed if they are not in line with the new arrangements.

The Roads and Maritime Services has the authority to override information.

Cr David Thurley, who lives in Norris Park and raised the issue at last week’s council meeting, said he was satisfied the issues had been resolved.

“For a lot of the residents it was a situation of some of their own making,” he said.

“If you went to an insurance company and said this is where I live, they write down what you tell them.

“Some of the confusion arose like that.”

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