News & Views

25th March 2020

Victorian construction sites deemed essential services and electrical work is permissible

All electrical work is currently permissible in accordance with all health and safety regulations

As Victoria implement its shutdown of all non-essential activity to contain Covid-19, the Victorian Government confirmed that as agreed by National Cabinet "stage one restrictions do not apply to construction sites."

The Victorian Government has deemed construction sites as places where essential gatherings can take place, meaning construction sites should not close, and work should continue, unless there is specific guidance from health officials. The relevant Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease) Direction order can be viewed here