Council Campaign Stops Sunday Construction: Bayside

Bayside Council was part of an extensive campaign led by local councils that has forced the NSW Government to reverse its proposal to expand construction hours across Sundays and public holidays.

“I am delighted to advise that given the strong opposition expressed by our council and local governments across Sydney, the State Government has backed down,” Mayor Dr Christina Curry said.

“They have finally acknowledged the lack of consultation and the negative impact on residents’ amenity that would have resulted from constant, unrelenting construction activity.”

The extension of construction hours which allowed building works to take place on Sundays and public holidays, approved during COVID by the NSW government, was set to be extended indefinitely by Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts.

There was no consultation with the community despite the Minister’s assurance that there would be an agreed-upon approach supporting the construction industry and balancing the interests of the community.

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