Extension for COVID-19 construction measures

Australia Publication April 2021

On 25 March 2021, the NSW Government enacted the COVID-19 Recovery Act 2021 (NSW) (COVID Recovery Act) which, amongst other changes, extends the period for carrying out building work or work, or demolition of a building or work that is subject of a development consent or infrastructure approval on weekends and public holidays without the need for any approval to 31 March 2022.

The introduction of the COVID Recovery Act further extends the operation of reforms which came into effect last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in respect of weekend and public holiday construction work, which are summarised below. The purpose of the reforms was to facilitate social distancing by spreading construction work over more days in a week.

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