The hard border between Victoria and New South Wales came down at 6pm on Friday night, much to the delight of motorists, accommodation houses and particularly police who had manned the border checkpoint 24/7 since New Year’s Day.
By Saturday morning police in Mildura had packed up and gone from the Chaffey Bridge, leaving only the orange safety barriers, few marquee frames and a portable office in place.
Within days, those too sere gone and the entire site devoid of any evidence that a checkpoint had ever existed.
Residents within the border bubble are sure to have breathed a sigh of relief knowing that they would no longer need to sit in the long queues that they endured each day for more than a month.
Let’s hope that’s the last time we ever see a checkpoint on the Chaffey Bridge!