A number of residential construction sites have been shut down across the ACT after it was found work was illegally being carried out since the introduction of lockdown orders.

Under the current Public Health measures, non-essential construction work is unable to proceed.

Construction sites were provided a grace period to ensure the safety and security of their sites however, inspectors continue to find non-essential work being undertaken.

Police are now working with WorkSafe ACT Inspectors to monitor compliance of the Territory’s Public Health Orders

Work Health and Safety Commissioner, Jacqueline Agius, said inspectors will be carrying out random inspections throughout the duration of the lockdown.

“We are out in the ACT and on the ground as we are needed.”

“If non-essential work is found by an inspector, there will be consequences. All work on commercial and residential construction sites must cease to support breaking the chain of infection in the Territory.”

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