Victoria and NSW are “literally at war with each other” over the proposed adjustment of state lines to help struggling border communities according to NSW Mayor of Albury Kevin Mack.
The NSW Mayor of Albury, and the Victorian Mayor of Wodonga Anna Speedie spoke to Sky News about the daily difficulties of living in a border town with strong links to a twin city on the other side of the border.
Both raised concerns regarding divided families, increased traffic, and people struggling to continue working on the opposite side of the border.
Albury and Wodonga – located on either side of the Murray – have been impacted by the border closures introduced by NSW in a bid to limit the spread of the Victorian outbreak.
Mr Mack said “there should be a federal response to these types of incidences, whether it’s a bushfire, whether it’s a pandemic, whether it’s a cyclone”.
He said Victoria and NSW were “at loggerheads” over border discussions and federal input might help to streamline the negotiation process.
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From: Sky News Australia