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Echuca-Moama border open for essential goods and services

By Anna McGuinness

UPDATE:

Service NSW has confirmed a new permit will be made available for people in some NSW communities to access supplies and services in Echuca.

"Residents will soon be able to apply for a Remote Community Resident Permit to obtain essential goods and services in selected cross-border communities on the Service NSW website," a Service NSW spokesperson said.

In addition to the towns listed below, people in Barham can also cross into Koondrook for essential goods and services.

EARLIER:

The NSW Government will allow some NSW communities access to Echuca for supplies and services.

People in Moama, Barmah, Bunnaloo, Womboota and Mathoura can now cross the river for essential goods and services.

This includes “food, fuel, hygiene products or disability support services, necessary to enable the person to live safely and maintain their health from their usual source of supply”, a Facebook post from Member for Farrer Sussan Ley said.

The government has not confirmed under what permit the new rules apply.

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