Temporary Construction Hours Covid Order

The NSW Government has issues a new COVID-19 Order to allow construction work to continue on weekends.

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development - Construction Work Days) Order (No 2) 2021, work will be allowed on Saturdays from 7am to 5pm, except for the carrying out of rock breaking, rock hammering, sheet piling, pile driving or similar activities.

Quieter works, such as tiling, painting and safety checks as well as professional works and administrative activities related to a construction site, will be allowed on Sundays from 9am to 5pm.

No work will be allowed on public holidays.


The new Order aims to support industry to continue to operate safely while providing residents respite with limits on what work can be undertaken.

The new Order will apply to all development proposed under Part 4 of the EP&A Act, including State Significant Development.


It will not affect construction work undertaken under other Ministerial Planning Orders.

These changes will be in place until March 2022.

Further details of the changes can be found here.

Posted on 17 June 2021

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