Media release: Greens call for Planning Minister to revoke orders for extended construction hours during covid-19

Greens spokesperson for planning, Jamie Parker MP, has today called upon Minister Stokes to revoke the orders that allow major construction work to be carried out in residential neighbourhoods on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.'

Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain says: 

“The government has given developers a free pass to run heavy machinery for up to ten hours a day, all week long just meters from people’s homes. 

“I’m calling on the NSW Government to put a stop to this relentless noise and disruption. The COVID-19 Construction Work Days orders should be revoked.

“People are entitled to some peace in their homes, especially during this extraordinary coronavirus period when we are being asked to stay in our homes 24/7 to protect public health.

“The Government says builders should keep working all week long to help meet social distancing requirements. But this policy to deliver faster profits is coming at a significant costs to many residents who are forced to be at home during the pandemic. 

“Developers have picked this up and run with it and now residents have no escape from constant noise, vibration and dust. It is so bad in some parts of the city the so-called public health orders are actually causing people’s health and wellbeing to deteriorate” he says.

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