The Australian Constructors Association welcomes the easing of restrictions on construction activity across Greater Sydney announced by the NSW Government today.

Australian Constructors Association CEO Jon Davies said the announcement follows weeks of collaborative discussions between industry associations, unions and government, and demonstrates good outcomes can be achieved when everyone is aligned.

“The trust placed in the construction industry to operate in a COVID safe manner is a responsibility we are not taking lightly—with nothing left to chance,” Mr Davies said.

“Already considered one of the strictest operating environments, construction sites are conducting rapid antigen testing to further add to the existing comprehensive COVID protocols.

“We are confident rapid antigen testing will enable us to detect potential risks and prevent the spread of the disease.

“Rapid antigen testing is part of the solution, but the ultimate goal is to get more workers vaccinated.

“Our approach to vaccinating the construction industry is to encourage and facilitate.

“We are working with the Department of Health to improve access by enabling vaccinations at construction sites.

“We recognise that to fully get the industry back to work we need to increase vaccination rates so that all restrictions can be removed.”

The NSW Government’s Super Sunday Vaccination day planned for Sunday 15 August at Sydney Olympic Park will provide another opportunity for construction workers to access the vaccine.

The Australian Constructors Association thanks the NSW Government for working closely with industry these past weeks to get the industry back up and running.