NORTHERN Tasmania's next- business-day delivery guarantee for express post has been reinstated.
Australia Post earlier this month cited airline schedules as the reason that only greater Hobart area postcodes would benefit from the service from April 8.
But the announcement caused community outrage, and intense government and community lobbying saw Australia Post compromise, later stating it would still guarantee next business day deliveries to Launceston, but not out- going mail.
Bass Labor MHR Geoff Lyons announced on Saturday that the service would continue, in both directions.
"I am pleased to confirm that Tasmanians living in Launceston and Northern Tasmania - postcode range 7248 to 7325 - will continue to have access to the next business day delivery guarantee for both inbound and outbound express post services," Mr Lyons said.
Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy Minister Senator Stephen Conroy said he and Mr Lyons worked closely with Australia Post to ensure the concerns of residents and businesses were addressed.
"I am pleased that Australia Post has listened to the people of Northern Tasmania, taken their concerns seriously, and put in place a workable solution," he said.
Rae and Partners general manager Ross Hart described Mr Lyons's announcement as a "fantastic result".
"We use express post daily - it would be a rare day when we didn't use it at least half a dozen times," Mr Hart said.
"We have to communicate with our clients in hard copy sometimes and express post is absolutely essential for the efficient operation of our business."
Australia Post managing director and chief executive Ahmed Fahour said the enterprise had redesigned its on-ground operation within Launceston and Northern Tasmania, which, combined with a new air freight schedule, allowed it to maintain the service.