Tweed set to be released from lockdown raising questions of a border bubble
There will be no change yet to border restrictions between NSW and Queensland as parts of regional NSW including the Tweed Shire will be released from lockdown this weekend.
Talks are underway between the two states over a border bubble.
There has been pressure from the border communities including the Tweed and Coolangatta who say the local economy has suffered as result of the hard border stance.
There have been calls to shift the border lines south to encompass the Tweed Shire.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said in a statement this afternoon discussions were underway.
“I note the NSW Government has today announced the lockdown in Tweed Shire Council will end at 12.01am on Saturday 11 September,” he said.
“The current Queensland border restrictions with NSW remain in place.
“The Cross Border Commissioner and Queensland’s Disaster Coordinator will meet to discuss arrangements in northern NSW and the border community.”
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