Construction industry to shut down for two weeks
The Victorian Government has announced construction will shut down in metropolitan Melbourne and other Local Government Areas currently in lockdown for two weeks from 11.59pm, Monday 20 September.
All construction projects in metropolitan Melbourne, City of Ballarat, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire will be closed, with a strictly limited exemption for workers to attend the sites to respond to an emergency or perform urgent and essential work to protect health and safety.
To learn more visit: Coronavirus Victoria – Construction Sector Guidance – Updates 21 September 2021
Lastest COVID-19 Restrictions FAQs:
The below FAQs were updated on 1 September 2021.
Click here to view COVID-19 Early-Stage Land Development FAQs.
Click here to view COVID-19 Small Scale Construction FAQs.
Click here to view COVID-19 Large Scale Construction FAQ.
Click here to view COVID-19 Legal FAQs.
Click here to view COVID-19 Industrial Relations FAQs.
Construction sector guidance restrictions FAQs:
Click here for the latest information from the Victorian Government including Construction Frequently asked questions for metropolitan Melbourne Restrictions.
State Critical Infrastructure List:
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For the latest information, click here.
Click here to access Authorised provider and authorised worker permit.
Construction sector guidance:
Click here to view the latest Construction Sector guidance from the Victorian Government.
Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer:
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Exposure site list:
Click here to view the exposure site list.
On 1 July, all Victorian worksites in the building and construction industry must register and display their Service Victoria QR Codes and ensure that all workers and visitors to any sites register via the Service Victoria QR Code app. More information on the QR code can be found here.
COVID-19 Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry Victoria (Revision 14) 1 September 2021:
Please ensure your business is up to date with (Revision 14) of the Victorian Building and Construction Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) Agreed Guidelines.
Click here for a copy of the COVIDSafe Plan for the building and construction industry.
COVID-19 Government support and payments
We are continuing to advocate to both State and Commonwealth governments for further financial support for all our members impacted by these most recent lockdown restrictions.
Click here to view a factsheet detailing available support payments for those in our industry.
Click here to access some popular FAQs on the Small Business COVID Hardship Fund and how to apply.
Infection control for the building and construction industry – Free Online workshop:
Based on the COVID-19 Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry Victoria, Master Builders Victoria has developed a non-accredited, e-learning training program on infection control. This engaging two-hour online program is contextualised for those working in the building and construction industry. To learn more and to complete the online workshop, click here.
Culturally and linguistically diverse posters:
Leadership organisations in Victoria’s building, development and construction industry have collaborated on COVIDSafe communication materials tailored to reach the industry’s culturally and linguistically diverse people. Click here to access resources developed in 16 different languages.
Please view below our COVID-19 resources. Members who need further advice or assistance, please call us on (03) 9411 4555 or email [email protected].