News & Views

ESV Postpones Skills Maintenance Pilot

22nd September 2021

In light of the recently announced Victorian Roadmap, Electrical Safety Victoria’s CPD Steering Committee has decided to postpone the CPD Skills Maintenance pilot to March 2022.

The pilot was originally scheduled for November, and while the decision could have been delayed until closer to that date, the committee felt it was important to give the industry some certainty on this matter... MORE

NECA Advocacy: Construction Shutdown

21st September 2021

NECA response to Victorian construction shutdown: Released 21 September

The Victorian Government’s decision to shut down construction, including the electrical and communication industry, is unfortunate and disappointing for most workers and businesses that were operating safely.

It highlights the importance of government working with employer and employee... MORE

Construction throughout Victoria will shut down from midnight tonight

20th September 2021

In a snap decision, the Government has moved this evening to close Construction across parts of Victoria from midnight tonight for two weeks.  ... MORE

Additional industry obligations announced

20th September 2021

Several new COVID-related requirements have been imposed on the construction industry recently:

All construction sites must now:

Victorian Roadmap to Opening

20th September 2021

Yesterday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the ‘Roadmap’ for Victoria to come out of COVID-driven lockdown.
The plan is based on projections covering several months and is therefore complicated and subject to change.

The key point at this stage is that COVID zero is no longer possible.  The new focus is on vaccination. Widespread vaccination is the only way we... MORE

Lockdown Changes

16th September 2021

As announced yesterday, restrictions in Shepparton are now in line with the rest of Regional Victoria and Ballarat has gone into lockdown with the same conditions as Melbourne, apart from the curfew.

We are also aware that from 6pm tonight the regional LGA of Albury will go into a snap seven-day lockdown.  We are seeking clarification from the Victorian Government on the implications... MORE

Urgent changes to COVID rules for the Construction Sector

16th September 2021

Update: NECA has been able to clarify hot off the process with Government that some of the wording in today's announcements - particularly around the 10km restriction on Construction work travel, will be clarified tomorrow. However, for avoidance of doubt, the 10km rule is not intended to apply to Construction workers. Travel is not allowed between Regional and Metro... MORE

Shepparton restrictions lifted

16th September 2021

In better news, as of 11.59pm last night, restrictions in Shepparton will be eased to come in to line with the rest of Regional Victoria. 

You can find the... MORE

Ballarat in Lockdown

16th September 2021

After discovering multiple COVID-19 wastewater detections and exposure sites and four positive cases, the... MORE

Construction Workers Prioritised for COVID Vaccination

16th September 2021

If you have been struggling to get an appointment to get 'the jab,' the government's recent announcement of priority access for people working in construction is good news!... MORE