Sumary of ‘It’s nuts’: Regional residents bordering outer Melbourne beg for freedom from lockdown:
- Rhiannon TuffieldNCA NewsWireCamera IconSteve Frazer from Stones of the Yarra Valley says the region has been hurting.
- Jane Ollerenshaw Credit: News LimitedShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkRegional Victorians just outside of Melbourne are begging for freedom from lockdown as the blurred metro-country divide continues to devastate tiny towns.
- Localities with rolling hills, tiny towns and sprawled out populations were never considered part of the city pre-Covid, but towns with populations of less than 3,000 have remained caught up in metropolitan Melbourne’s lockdowns since the start of the pandemic.
- “We are at least 45 minutes from an emergency department and definitely don’t think we fit into the Metro Melbourne category but apparently we do – it’s a bit nuts,” Mrs McCabe said.
- “We’re a year and half into this, I just don’t think it’s right or makes sense anymore considering where we live.
- ”Camera IconSteve Frazer from Stones of the Yarra Valley says the region has been hurting.