The tighter border restrictions that came into effect on Tuesday night would have had a significant impact on local businesses in Victoria as NSW residents would not have been able to cross the border for shopping purposes, despite towns like Corryong being closer.
However, the NSW for Health, Brad Hazzard, approved an exemption for remote communities late last night allowing residents in designated areas to obtain essential goods and services including food, fuel and hygiene products or disability support services.
Locally, this means residents of Tooma, Jingellic, Khancoban and Bringenbrong can travel directly to and from Corryong for these purposes. Travellers are advised to carry their border permit and identification with them.
Violent squalls wreak havoc across the Upper Murray
As if the summer bushfires, the pandemic lockdown and a blast of snowy weather a month ago haven’t been enough, Mother Nature gave the Upper Murray another back-hander this afternoon. A vicious storm cell swept through Corryong bringing heavy...