ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Australia Post plans to trial the electric delivery vehicle across Australia.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Australia Post plans to trial the electric delivery vehicle across Australia. Photo: Peter Casamento

Postie bikes get possible upgrade

GOING green and delivering more parcels could see the postie bike upgrade to a more environmentally-friendly alternative for Gladstone postal delivery workers.

Across the country, Australia Post has been rolling out electric-assisted bikes and electric delivery vehicles, replacing the traditional Honda Super Cub motorcycle.

An Australia Post spokesman said they were progressively introducing electric vehicles into the fleet across the country and would keep the community fully informed of any changes to postal rounds.

Group executive Safety, Wellbeing and Safety Management Peter Bass said it was replacing motorcycles on appropriate rounds with the electric assisted vehicles which were safer modes of transport.



Child in hospital after car accident at Boyne Island

Child in hospital after car accident at Boyne Island

The accident occured around 1.30pm at Malpas St and Sayre Crescent.

'Worthwhile': Hospital art gallery open to patients

premium_icon 'Worthwhile': Hospital art gallery open to patients

"The artworks provide a lovely environment for outpatients.”

One person in hospital after suspected stonefish sting

One person in hospital after suspected stonefish sting

The stonefish has 13 sharp and strong dorsal fin spines.

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