“Mid-North Coast to be released from lockdown at midnight on Friday” – ABC reports

Lockdown relaxation to be announced? News on local government elections also imminent?

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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.

Key points:

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.

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2 thoughts on ““Mid-North Coast to be released from lockdown at midnight on Friday” – ABC reports

  1. One wonders why this could not have been done in July. It shows Minister Hancock is not keeping up. God help NSW when she takes over the Planning Department.

  2. Great news! It’s up to us now to remain vigilant and not neglect this important step forward. I will still wear a mask in public at least until we achieve 80% vaccinations. Breakouts occur when we become too cavalier in crossing borders. Act wisely and normal living will return in the shortest possible time.

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