Member for Murray Helen Dalton is calling for another four Riverina council areas to be added to the NSW-Victorian "border bubble".
Mrs Dalton said she wants people living in Leeton, Carrathool, Narrandera and Griffith to be allowed to travel freely between the states and within the bubble itself.
The Victorian government has deemed most of regional NSW an "orange zone" after the recent coronavirus outbreak in Sydney.
Leeton, Carrathool, Narrandera and Griffith are not in the bubble, as per the same rules that were in place at the start of the year.
This rule has prompted Mrs Dalton's call for more Riverina shires to be included.
"That would ease the burden on people and businesses that have to come into the border bubble from Griffith and Leeton," she said. "People generally want to do the right thing. Often people have properties on both sides [of the border], businesses on both sides.
"The people on the NSW side rely on Bendigo and elsewhere in Victoria for a lot of their health needs."
"If the other [LGAs] are included I just don't understand why we're excluded. It's a matter of, if people want to go there, they simply can't because of some stroke of a pen on a map," he said,
"I just don't understand the reasoning behind certainly Narrandera or Leeton being excluded. I think they would be OK.
"My position is: if we have to comply because it's in the best interests of our community, then we'll do that. "
There were no cases of COVID-19 detected yesterday in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. The total number of positive cases since the pandemic began remains at 60.
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