28 Jun 2013

One-stop shops for NSW govt business

1:30 pm on 28 June 2013

The state government in New South Wales is opening 18 one-stop shops across the state to make it easier for people and business to complete a range of transactions.

AAP reports people will be able to drop into a Service NSW centre to renew a driver's licence, apply for a fishing licence, register a boat and apply for a birth certificate or owner-builder permit.

"We have heard the message from residents and business owners that they want easy access to government services, faster service and a single point of contact," said Premier Barry O'Farrell.

The centres allow people to complete more than 800 transactions and services currently offered by Roads and Maritime Services, Fair Trading, and Births, Deaths and Marriages.

They will be open from 7am - 7pm during the week and from 9am - 3pm on Saturday.

AAP reports the first of the centres is to open at Kiama early next month, followed by Tweed Heads and Haymarket in Sydney.

The remaining centres are due to open before the end of the year.