Queensland will open its border to New South Wales from 1:00 am on 3 November but will remain closed to residents of Greater Sydney.
This morning, the day before the state election, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the 1 November planned Queensland border reopening will be pushed back to 1:00 am on 3 November.
However, the NSW opening will exclude people who travel from or through 32 Local Government Areas in Greater Sydney.
Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-Ring-Gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, The Hills Shire, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Woollahra and Sydney Harbour (Unincorporated).
The Queensland borders will also remain closed to Victoria.
According to reports by the ABC, Ms Palaszczuk said she relied on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, who is concerned about community transmission of the virus in southern states.
“I have always said that I will follow the health advise and this is Dr Young’s advice,” she said.
“Keeping Queensland safe is also keeping our economy open and I will not risk the safety of Queenslanders.”
Ms Palaszczuk also thanked Queenslanders for their hard work during these difficult times.
More to come.
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