Gisborne Building Site Inspections Fail To Impress

EPA Victoria and Macedon Ranges Shire Council have inspected 34 building sites around Gisborne and New Gisborne, and they are not happy with how the building industry is meeting its responsibilities.

Two teams staged a one-day campaign of unannounced inspections in the Willow Estate and Cathlaw Estate, checking that builders, developers and construction workers were meeting their safety, environmental and building compliance obligations.

EPA issued seven regulatory notices – each one a legally enforceable order to fix a problem by a set deadline – with two more to come. EPA will also issue an Infringement Notice for a duty holder that had multiple sites with repeated non-compliances that required clean-up. Four Official Warnings are also planned, which come with no sanction but go on the official record.

Council officers issued 52 infringements for breaches of the Community Local Law 2023 related to building sites with lack of – or non-compliant – building site signage, incorrect management of building waste onsite, lack of toilet facilities, unsecure site fencing, skip bins on Council land without a permit, and general rubbish on Council land.

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