NSW Government permits construction every day until Christmas 202102 August 2021
On 31 July 2021 construction working days under a development consent or complying development certificate were returned to the extended days originally permitted between 2 April 2020 and 6 June 2021, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order (No 3) 2021 (NSW) (New Order), linked here.
The New Order is subject to orders made under Part 2 of the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and is in force until 24 December 2021. The Order repeals the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order (No 2) 2021 (NSW) (Previous Order), which was to remain in force until 31 March 2022.
A summary of the key differences between the Previous Order and the New Order is below.
|Previous Order||New Order|
|In force until||31 March 2022||24 December 2021|
|Permitted work (other than noisy work)||Work on Saturdays between 7 am and 5 pm, quieter work and administrative activities only on Sundays between 9 am and 5 pm, no work on public holidays||Work on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (during the hours permitted by the development consent or complying development certificate for weekday work)|
|Noisy work||Only on Saturdays (subject to any restrictions on noisy works hours under the relevant consent or certificate)||Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (subject to any restrictions on noisy works hours under the relevant consent or certificate)|
An earlier order extending working days in respect of work under other approvals remains in place. For further information, please see our previous Alert, here.