Gladys Berejiklian is pushing for NSW to open its border to Victoria within three weeks.
The premier has identified November 23 as the key date, and it comes as the coronavirus capital recorded its fourth straight day with zero community transmitted cases and deaths on Tuesday.
Ms Berejiklian, 50, has made a number of confident statements about reopening the border to Victoria following the recent easing of Melbourne’s strict lockdown.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured above) is looking to open the border to Victorians from November 23
Police in Victoria are continuing to monitor the border despite the recent easing of Melbourne’s strict lockdow
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has identified Monday, November 9, as the date when travel restrictions between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria are set to end.
Ms Berejiklian will then wait two weeks – until November 23 – to ensure there are no further covid clusters before reopening with the state.
It is in stark contrast to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who continues to only review her state’s border at the end of every month.
Following her re-election last Saturday night, Ms Palaszczuk indicated the controversial policy would remain in place, meaning residents of NSW and Victoria are to be locked out of Queensland until at least the start of summer.
From 1am on Tuesday morning, a relaxation of the Sunshine State’s strict border rules saw residents from regional NSW finally able to mingle with Queensland residents.
Psychologist Patricia Quealey, from Sydney’s lower north shore, sprung into action, immediately booking a flight north to Ballina for a long-awaited catch up with family.
‘As soon as I heard the rumour mill that the travel bubble allowing people from Queensland into NSW might happen, I booked my flight,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.
More than 150,000 people living in northern NSW are now able to freely move around the state without the need to then isolate for a fortnight.
Local resorts, hotels and bars are also said to be filling rapidly each day.
Victoria recorded its fourth straight day of zero transmissions and no deaths on Tuesday