Neighbourhood Centre offers free assistance for bills and financial issues

Bring your bills along to Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre for professional assistance.
Bring your bills along to Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre for professional assistance.


THE Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre, in conjunction with the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW and Hunter Water, are holding a free Bring Your Bills Day and Community Expo on Thursday 17 May.

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The expo is being held to help consumers with their energy and water bills, legal and financial issues, overdue fines, tenancy issues and much more.

Many services will be attending the expo including the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW, Hunter Water, Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre, Department of Human Services (Centrelink), Legal Aid, Financial Counselling Hunter Valley Project Inc., Hunter Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service, NSW Environment and Heritage, NSW Fair Trading, Port Stephens Third Age Learning, Revenue NSW plus many more.

However, it should be noted that appointments are required if you wish to speak with a representative of the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW about your energy bills, contacting your retailer or asking for help regarding payment arrangements with a retailer.

Please call the Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre on 4984 6220 if you need to book a time.

Clare Saunders, Volunteer at the centre, told News Of The Area, “ This really is a fantastic opportunity to have so many community services in the one place to help you with several issues that can adversely affect your everyday life.”

As the expo is only on from 9am to 12.30pm, you are encouraged to arrive early so that you have the best possible opportunity to get your questions answered and receive some much needed help.

The expo will be held in the Acacia and Boronia Rooms at the Tomaree Library and Community Centre located at 7 Community Close Salamander Bay.

These opportunities don’t come around too often, so don’t miss your chance to help you live a less stressful life.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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