Building Sites

Council Rangers patrol building sites in the Liverpool area to ensure that construction is being carried out in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Rangers will ensure that all conditions of approval, relating to the public area, are being followed.

Such things include sediment control, hours of operation, storage of materials, wet weather access, footpath obstructions, air, land and water pollution, and other issues that relate to maintaining the site.

On the spot penalty infringement notices can be issued for non compliance with the conditions of consent.

Hours of Work

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development—Construction Work Days) Order (No 2) 2021, work will be allowed on Saturdays from 7am to 5pm, except for the carrying out of rock breaking, rock hammering, sheet piling, pile driving or similar activities.

Quieter works will be allowed on Sundays from 9am to 5pm such as tiling, painting and safety checks as well as professional works and administrative activities related to a construction site.

No work will be allowed on public holidays.

The new Order aims to support industry to continue to operate safely while providing residents respite with limits on what work can be undertaken.

The new Order will apply to all development proposed under Part 4 of the EP&A Act, including State Significant Development.

It will not affect construction work undertaken under other Ministerial Planning Orders.

These changes will be in place until March 2022.

Further details of the changes can be found here.