‘Border bubble’ to be expanded to include more of Tweed

A Tweed councillor has revealed that the state government plans to expand the border bubble to include more areas of the Tweed region.

The communities of Burringbar, Crabbes Creek, Mooball, Wooyung and Sleepy Hollow will soon be added, as part of the 2483 postcode.

But, the other suburbs of that postcode that belong to the Byron Shire are still not included within the bubble.


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The state government is yet to confirm this addition, but Tweed Councillor James Owen says he heard the news last night.

“Late last night I was advised that the Tweed communities of Burringbar, Crabbes Creek, Mooball, Sleepy Hollow and Wooyung are now in the QLD/NSW border bubble as per the Border Restrictions Direction (no.12) from the Queensland Government.

This is fantastic news for our Tweed community who will now find it much easier to go about their day to day lives.

I’d like to commend the NSW Cross Border Commissioner, James McTavish who has worked tirelessly over the last couple of weeks to ensure that they were included in the bubble – strong advocacy, active representation, and effective communication is crucial to order communities.

I am aware that the border pass application on the Queensland Government website does not reflect this change as yet. Our experience has been that announcements are made and then the online process is updated. I understand how frustrating this is but please be patient,” Councillor Owen said.

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This is a great outcome for everyone involved. It always made sense to work to get the distinction at Shire level

Oh please, what about Brunswick and Ocean Shores. The bubble needs to be pushed to Ballina, only then can Commissioner, James McTavish be congratulated. Only part of postcode 2483 is allowed, this is an absolute joke!