The Gold Coast Mayor says he’s serious about a pitch to the state government to move our southern border.
He wants it shifted just a few kilometres south so that the Tweed area is included within Queensland.
It’s understood the border would run between Banora Point and Chinderah, because ‘that’s when most people feel they’ve entered New South Wales’.
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The call was made after the new border measures were brought in on Friday, stopping Victorians coming into the state.
But Mayor Tom Tate has confirmed that Council will be pushing ahead with a pitch to the Premier.
“I will be taking it further,” the Mayor said.
“We are doing our homework right now – which is required.
“And once Council review it and that, you know, I’ll be sending Council’s idea and endorsement to the Premier.
“And I’m sure the Premier can talk Gladys (NSW Premier) around, and then you got the National Cabinet – let’s use it,” he added.
He’s now urging the Tweed Council to get on board with the push, following reports he’d upset the council over the border.
“Have a talk to your constituents, they’d love to be part of the Gold Coast, and have their property value increase by 20 – up to 30 percent,” the Mayor said.