Service NSW will set up shop in Toronto Town Square on The Boulevarde, the Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello and Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper announced on Thursday.
The centre, announced in this year’s state budget, will provide locals with access to about 40 NSW government agencies.
Mr Dominello said the centre will provide face to face services and allow people to get a birth certificate, vehicle registration, and also Seniors Cards.
“The list of services doesn’t stop there as people can also lodge a medical change of conditions for driver licences and apply for a death or marriage certificate,” he said.
“Service NSW has transformed the way people access government services, making it an efficient and friendly experience.
“Service NSW is also a gateway to government savings and incentives which will help ease the cost of living, including CTP refunds as well as Active Kids vouchers.”
Mr Piper said it had taken a little while to lock in the location but it was a great result for the community.
“Locals will know the site as the former Miller’s store,” he said.
“Under the plan, a couple of nearby retailers will be relocated to bigger and better premises a few doors down so the new Service NSW centre can fit in.
“This will be a major boost for the Toronto town centre.
“I again thank the NSW government and Minister Dominello for listening to this community and returning these services to the people of western Lake Macquarie.”
The centre is part of a $20 million expansion of the Service NSW network into rural and regional areas and is expected to open its doors in the first half of 2019.