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Australia Melbourne border residents cry out to be reclassified as regional

11:21  29 september  2020
11:21  29 september  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Residents living in Melbourne's Cardinia Shire have launched a petition to be reclassified as regional Victoria, with zero active cases in the region.

More than 2500 community members have signed the petition, calling for the state government to rezone Cardinia Shire as regional.

"They have taken away our choice and what do they do to prisoners - take away their choice - we have done absolutely nothing wrong - we have had zero cases here," Garfield resident Dale White said.

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a hand holding a remote control: Calls for Cardinia Shire to be reclassifed as regional Victoria. © Nine Calls for Cardinia Shire to be reclassifed as regional Victoria.

Residents living on the fringe told 9News they were fed up.

"I feel like we are being singled out, on one hand they are happy to say I live in a rural area but then want to class where I live as metro region so just fairness and equality for everyone," Bunyip resident Jamie Aherne said.

"It doesn't look like metro to me, but we are under the same restrictions and it has made life very difficult.

"My kids go to school in Baw Baw Shire and I have one that works down there too."

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a sign on a pole: The town of Garfield falls under Cardinia Shire. © Nine The town of Garfield falls under Cardinia Shire.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was quick to shut down suggestions for boundaries to be amended.

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"We are not changing the regional to metro border," he said.

"If we start carving up (and) redefining the whole state, that's not necessarily conducive to do that.

"It's just three weeks, long enough that the numbers are real and the prospects are likely, very likely, that we won't have to change the settings."

Despite this, the community is continuing its fight, making renewed calls to scrap the 5km radius rule.

"We think it's easy to draw a line in the sand at the checkpoint and everywhere east of the checkpoint could have a different set of rules because they are small communities, farming communities that are spread out," Narracan MP Gary Blackwood said.

The boundaries are not only impacting Cardinia shire residents.

Map shows Cardinia Shire is right on the Melbourne and regional Victoria border. © Nine Map shows Cardinia Shire is right on the Melbourne and regional Victoria border.

Business owners in Longwarry - which is categorised as regional Victoria - are also struggling as they rely on regular customers from the neighbouring towns which are still in lockdown.

"We are usually absolutely packed on school holidays, all the families would come in, we have friends and locals in Bunyip that would come in but they can't so it's definitely impacting us a lot," Soul Sisters café owner Melanie Browney said.

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