The Work, Health and Safety Commitment Statement from the Construction Industry on COVID-19

The NSW Government and our delivery partners are committed to a healthy, safe and sustainable construction industry. The health and wellbeing of the workforce – and the community – is at the forefront of our minds. In this rapidly changing environment, the NSW Government and industry are united in securing a collaborative pathway forward. Already, measures have been put in place across construction sites and related workplaces and we continue to expand and evolve these as we learn from each other. Our guiding principles are:

  • Keeping the construction industry and its workforce safe and healthy;
  • Supporting the industry to not adversely impact the health of communities, and carry out work in accordance with the latest public health advice;
  • Maintaining project continuity to keep people in jobs, the industry sustained, and the continuation of our contribution to Australia's economy.

We recognise there can be uncertainty and challenges, however together we can share initiatives and information that achieve better health outcomes; collaborate with stakeholders to develop safe working practices that recognise the specific characteristics of every site; enhance health and hygiene across all worksites; and support everyone’s wellbeing. Thank you for your continued contribution – we are all in this together.

See the Infrastructure NSW media release