Construction can resume in Greater Sydney following the introduction of new COVID-19 protocols to keep workers and worksites safe.
Works can begin on Saturday 31 July with with safety measures such as controls on movements between sites, reduced contact between workers within sites, improved tracing capability and a focus on encouraging workers to get vaccinated.
Construction will not resume in the eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern – Fairfield, Blacktown, Cumberland, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Parramatta and Georges River.
Businesses in these LGAs which are part of the construction supply chain will be permitted to operate. Construction supply chain workers will be added to the authorised workers list and will be allowed to leave their local area for work, subject to meeting COVID-19 surveillance testing requirements. This includes workers engaged in manufacturing of construction materials, plant and components.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government had worked closely with industry to plan this reopening, creating the construction COVID-19 safety plan.