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Construction and Renovations Rules NSW

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Construction and Renovations Rules NSW

Renovations, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning

The rules in relation to the renovation of homes where people are living and repairs, maintenance and cleaning are changing from Saturday 31 July 2021. 

Find out more about home renovations, repairs, maintenance and cleaning

Financial and other assistance is available. See the COVID-19 Support Package

Construction activity

Until the beginning of Thursday 29 July 2021, work at construction sites in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas, is not to be carried out unless the work is urgently required

  • 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.

Preparation for restart

From the beginning of Thursday 29 July 2021, work and activities in preparation for construction work at construction sites in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas (but excluding the Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta local government areas) may be carried out including:

  • checking or maintaining installations and equipment
  • cleaning, waste removal or waste management
  • stocktaking or restocking
  • delivery of materials or equipment
  • servicing or installation of amenities
  • relocation on the construction site of plant or equipment
  • issuing permits or certificates 
  • establishing COVID Safe arrangements or procedures
  • erecting fencing or hoarding
  • inspections, including for
    • technical reasons, or
    • safety, including work, health and safety, or
    • for valuations or other financial reasons
  • removing water 
  • connecting power, fuel or services
  • safety work, including work related to fire safety or electrical safety
  • surveying or marking out 
  • training required to be carried out on the construction site.

Construction resumed

From the beginning of Saturday 31 July 2021, work at constructions sites in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas (but excluding sites in the Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta local government areas) will be permitted to resume with each site required to have a  COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Local government areas of concern

Restrictions apply to the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta for

  • work at construction sites
  • workers who live in the local government areas of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta. 

Find out about the Local Government areas of concern (Sydney).

Financial and other assistance is available. See the COVID-19 Support Package

 

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