Lockdown relaxation to be announced? News on local government elections also imminent?
Parts of regional and remote NSW will be released from the statewide COVID-19 lockdown on Friday at midnight, government sources have told the ABC.
The Mid and North Coast of NSW, as well as areas across the Riverina, and the Murrumbidgee regions, will all be free from lockdown restrictions.
The ABC can also reveal regional travel is set to resume when the state has 70 per cent of its adult population fully vaccinated.
The Friday, September 10 exit was the date originally flagged.
- The roadmap for NSW to come out from lockdown will be released on Thursday
- The Riverina, parts of the Mid and North Coast, and the Murrumbidgee regions will leave lockdown
- Western NSW, Hunter New England and Greater Sydney remain in lockdown
This report aligns with what CCO was told by sources on Wednesday 8th.
The full ABC report by Maryanne Taouk can be read here; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-08/parts-of-regional-nsw-expected-to-come-out-of-covid-19-lockdown/100445316
Local Government Elections – 4 December
In addition to the above CCO has had its attention drawn to the following fro Minister Hancock’s media release on 25 July postponing the LGA elections for three months;
“The NSW Government has worked with the Electoral Commission and NSW Health to implement a comprehensive plan to allow voters to cast their ballot safely in person, by post or online.
iVote (electronic voting) will also be available for the first time in the local council elections and the NSW Government has implemented changes to pre-poll to ensure that voters have 13 days to cast their ballot, reducing congestion on polling day.”
We understand an announcement in relation to this is due soon.