PRIME Minister Scott Morrison is being urged to intervene in the NSW government's border closure with three state MPs warning him its continuation "would be the death knell for small towns".
Wangaratta-based Victorian Upper House member Tania Maxwell, member for Murray in the NSW parliament Helen Dalton and Independent member for Mildura Ali Cupper have jointly signed a letter sent to Mr Morrison on Monday.
The 14-paragraph message asks Mr Morrison for his "urgent intervention to help us reverse draconian NSW Government measures denying people medical treatment, employment, access to essential goods and services and compassionate family visits".
The trio note they "fully support sensible restrictions" but the NSW government had created border zone which was "very narrow and illogical".
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Ms Maxwell, Ms Dalton and Ms Cupper state the exclusion of towns from the blue area had resulted in a hundreds of jobs going.
"A continuation of this restrictive regime would be the death knell for small towns who have already been devastated by drought and water management," they write.
"The implementation of the new restrictions has been haphazard and inconsistent, with different government departments providing people with contradictory advice.
"It is also overly-bureaucratic with residents having to apply for up to four online permits in a region where internet access is variable."
The letter concludes: "As our consistent pleas to the NSW Government have fallen on deaf ears, we urge you to intervene to protect the future of small border towns."
The Border Mail has contacted the office of Mr Morrison for comment.
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