The Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk MP announced this morning that the Queensland’s border ‘bubble’ zone will expand from 1am on Thursday, October 1 to include Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes council areas.
The Premier’s release said that border residents can apply for a border pass and travel around Queensland for any purpose, and Queenslanders can travel to those places as well.
‘It’s an important step in supporting border communities and ensuring Queensland’s economy rebounds – not the virus,’ said Ms Palaszczuk. ‘Our strong borders have kept Queenslanders safe and allowed us to keep our economy going, businesses open and people working.
‘I think this is a great effort to consider how we can make our border zones more effective.
‘These areas have a lot in common with Queensland, they do a lot of their business in Queensland so we believe this is the right measure to take.
‘Thanks to Queensland’s strong health response and falling numbers of the virus, we can now take a gradual approach to easing these restrictions.’