New pathway for Victorian workers to enter NSW announced
Michael is joined by Adam Marshall, Minister for Agriculture & Western New South Wales, regarding his announcement to help farmers & agricultural workers cross the NSW / Victorian border.
Farmers and critical agricultural workers who reside outside the Border Region Zone in Victoria will now have a new pathway to enter NSW and move outside the ‘border bubble’ for work.
Under the changes, individuals will be able to access a new Highly Specialised Critical Services (Agriculture) Permit if they:
· Provide a highly specialised critical agricultural service;
· Are moving and working anywhere within 100km of the New South Wales/Victorian border, on the NSW side;
· Comply with strict conditions if staying overnight; and
· Adhere to other safety requirements, including self-isolating when not delivering the critical service.
Exemptions for individuals needing to move beyond the 100km limit for work will be considered on a case-by-case basis with the changes coming into effect at noon today and the new permits will be available via the Service NSW website.
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