Orange could be coming out of lockdown this week as a review of the LGAs situation is set to take place on Thursday.
Taking to his social media channels on Tuesday morning, Sam Farraway, Nationals MLC said Brewarrina Shire Council, Gilgandra Shire Council, Narromine Shire and Orange City Council would all have their situations reviewed.
"I've just got off the phone with Deputy Premier John Barilaro. We discussed at length the review of LGA's in lockdown across the Central West & Western NSW. In particular I raised the inter connectivity between Orange and Cabonne.
"I can advise that the following LGA's (as listed above) will have their lockdown reviewed at this weeks Crisis Cabinet meeting with a final decision to be made by Thursday."
It has previously been stated that as well as going 14 days without having a COVID-positive person in the community, testing rates would also play a factor. This has been an issue in Orange and the Central West as a whole recently, with low numbers across the board.
"As a former small business owner, I appreciate how tough the lockdown is on our communities. Where possible, we need to get businesses and the economy going again," Mr Farraway added.
"I'm so proud of our communities. They have all come forward over the past few weeks for vaccination and our vax rates are in line with the state average ready for a opening middle of October. If we can open before then - that's a massive bonus and one I'm pushing for."
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