Cafes, hotels and retails outlets were among the businesses able to open again on the weekend.
Following the easing of restrictions the businesses, which had been closed during the COVID-19 lockdown, were again trading.
Federal MP Barnaby Joyce said the people of New England were to be congratulated for maintaining vigilance against the COVID-19 virus, but also welcomed the reopening of businesses.
"People want to circulate, meet up with friends and family and go shopping," Mr Joyce said.
"Wherever possible, we need to re-open shops and other businesses to get the economy moving again.
"Businesses have been brought to a standstill and employees prevented from earning an income.
"The lifting of lockdown limits will make a huge difference to individuals, families, employees, businesses and the economy in general," he said.