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Nationals MP calls on Premier to give North-West a date

Tourism operators in the mid-west appear set for more pain with the area still cut off from Perth visitors despite the relaxation of some regional borders.

From next Monday the 13 regional areas will become four allowing Perth residents to again travel to the Wheatbelt, South-West and Great Southern. This mean they will be able to travel as far north as Jurien Bay.

The Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara will be treated as a separate region meaning the area could miss out on their peak tourist trade.

Member for North West Central Vince Catania told Oliver Peterson allowing Perth people to travel to one region and not the other “smacks of a different class system when it comes to South-West and North-West.”

“People want to be able to know the date they can travel to up to places like Exmouth, Coral Bay, Carnarvon, Shark Bay  Kalbarri,” said Mr Catania.

“I’m calling on the Premier to make that call this week so people have the ability to make that decision to travel south or wait a couple of weeks to be able to travel north.”

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