The most ‘devastating’ blow yet for NSW-QLD border communities
Queensland’s border bubble with NSW has officially ended, with the Tweed and Byron LGAs launched into yet another lockdown.
The border shut out will take place from 1am tomorrow, meaning border zone and Queensland residents will only be able to cross the state line for a limited list of essential reasons.
Tweed Shire councillor, and president of the town’s chamber of commerce, Warren Polgase, said small businesses were “slowly crawling back on their feet”.
He said it was a crushing blow – the most devastating yet.
“You talk about the bubble bursting, it blew up in Tweed.
“All of a sudden the whole thing is falling in a heap, there’s cancellations happening everywhere, restaurants have got stocked up with foods the won’t be able to use.”
He said the feeling of uncertainty was hard to take.
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Nine News reporter Annie Pullar crossed to 4BC Drive from the border and said it was “devastating” for businesses.
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