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Tradies business support online forum 

In response to significant calls from local tradies following the announcement to pause construction activity, Northern Beaches Council's Mayor hosted a Support for Tradies Forum on 21 July. 

Attended by over 130 local tradies, this forum provided an opportunity to address concerns and questions from representatives of NSW Treasury and Service NSW. Member for Pittwater and Minister for Planning and Public Places, Rob Stokes also attended the forum and subsequently relayed the issues raised to the NSW Treasurer. 

Watch the recording to hear about what grants and support are available to tradies, clarification on restrictions and what might be the next steps to getting the construction sector to reopen after 31 July.

Financial support and grants

Job Saver and Micro-Business grants are now open, visit Service NSW for more information.

Further information on financial support can be found on Council's Government support page

Construction site Covid safety plans

The Public Health (COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 commences on 31 July and amends the Public Health (COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions) Order (No 2) to:

  • requires a construction site in Greater Sydney to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan that addressed the matters on the “Construction sites in Greater Sydney” checklist approved by the Chief Health Officer. The new safety plan for construction sites in Greater Sydney is now online. It is located on the construction and tradespeople landing page. Infrastructure NSW also have guidance material and FAQs relevant to the construction industry.

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Contact information

Business Support Service
1300 434 434