NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week investigated the possibility of granting the Tweed early relief from the NSW statewide stay at home order following an impassioned direct personal plea by Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“She was unable to accede to the request because the expert medical advice didn’t support the proposal,” Mr Provest said.

“But it does show she is listening to the Tweed, she knows what is going on here and it gives me hope that we will be among the first to emerge providing there is no outbreak here.”

Mr Provest said Ms Berejiklian understood the importance of the signal it would send the Queensland Government, whose border restrictions are ultimately the sole cause of the current chaos.

“I’ll keep the dialogue open and keep working towards real outcomes rather than empty gestures, so that we can get back to normal sooner than otherwise would be the case,” Mr Provest concluded.