With the current and, no doubt, future lockdowns for the Greater Sydney region, can the Central Coast’s five State Government representatives push to exclude the Coast from being included as part of the Covid management for the Greater Sydney region?
Although the proximity of the Central Coast to Sydney is undeniable, there is a physical divide at the southern boundary of Central Coast Council’s area called the Hawkesbury River.
The main access points from Sydney to the Central Coast, including road, rail and water, can be monitored with check points and a permit system far easier than trying to monitor the boundaries to the north with Lake Macquarie and Cessnock local government areas.
Given that Sydney has the bulk of repatriations of Australian citizen arrivals to manage, as well as inbound freight, the likelihood of Sydney having future lockdowns can’t be ignored and while the Central Coast continues to be included for Covid management purposes within the Greater Sydney region, we will keep being impacted unnecessarily.
Email, July 14
Mark Townsend, Mardi