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NSW looks to scrap Sunday construction ban

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The construction ban was relaxed to ease the pressure caused by pandemic-related staff shortages. Photo: AAP
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Sydney residents should brace for weekends surrounded by the sounds of bobcats and backhoes as the NSW government considers lifting a ban on Sunday construction.

The Sunday ban was temporarily relaxed in early February to ease the pressure in the industry caused by COVID-19 related staff shortages. The order expired in March.

“Now in terms of working on Sundays, we did that during the pandemic,” Premier Dominic Perrottet said on Thursday.

“We’re looking at that again to deal with in a balanced and an appropriate way.”

He said allowing construction work on Sunday allowed tradies to make up for time lost after persistent wet weather shut down building sites in recent months.

“It’s not it’s not necessarily about increasing hours during the week,” Mr Perrottet said.

“It’s providing greater opportunity for people to go to work to provide for their families.

“I know that it’s a balancing act but we’ll get it right like we have in the past.

“We obviously want to bring the community with us on that but I want people in work, I want people in jobs.”

– AAP