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Temporary Pause on Construction in Greater Sydney

Jul 19, 2021 by Kelly Lynch

Yesterday, the NSW Premier announced several changes to restrictions across Greater Sydney, including in Mosman, in effect until 11.59pm on Friday, 30 July 2021. These include new rules for the retail and construction industries, and revised orders for work from home and stay at home.

In regards to construction, under the latest Public Health Order, all work on construction sites in Greater Sydney is paused from 12.01am on Monday 19 July to 11.59pm on Friday 30 July 2021.

However, the following urgent works only may be undertaken:

  • to ensure the safety or security of the construction site
  • to deal with environmental risks
  • to maintain and ensure the integrity of critical plant, equipment or assets, including partially completed works, that would otherwise deteriorate
  • to receive deliveries of supplies that would otherwise deteriorate
  • to maintain public utilities
  • to ensure the safe operation of existing transport infrastructure
  • by or on behalf of NSW Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • because of an emergency.

Only workers required to undertake these works are permitted on site.

Construction sites are defined as a place at which work, including related excavation, is being carried out to erect, demolish, extend or alter a building or structure, or at which civil works are being carried out, but not work carried out in relation to a dwelling in which a person is residing.

Work at a residential dwelling, including cleaning or carrying out repairs, maintenance, alterations, additions or other trades, may not take place unless urgently required to ensure the health, safety or security of the place of residence or the members of the household, or because of an emergency.

Latest COVID-19 rules for Greater Sydney

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COVID Response and Recovery from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment