Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Infrastructure Construction Work Days) Order 2020

On 31 March 2020, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces made the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020, which allowed commercial development to be carried out on weekends and public holidays as long as work was limited to weekday hours and doesn’t involve high noise generating works.

On 8 April 2020, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces extended these new weekend and public holidays construction work day hours to include public infrastructure projects with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Infrastructure Construction Work Days) Order 2020.

Allowing development to be carried out on weekends and public holidays ensures workers can practice social distancing without a loss of productivity or jobs on construction projects.

Construction sites must take all feasible and reasonable measures to minimise noise and noisy works like rock breaking, rock hammering, sheet piling, pile driving, or similar activities are not permitted on weekends and public holidays.

This order will be in place until the crisis is over, or another order is made amending these measures.

Compliance with this Order will be closely monitored and reviewed if there any adverse impacts on the community or from a public health perspective.

FAQs- https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/COVID19-response/COVID19-planning-response-frequently-asked-questions

 


To ask UDIA NSW a question or to let us know more, please use the form below: