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Govt green-lights construction – on its own projects

The state’s construction industry has been partially exempt from blockade, and work is underway on “essential state infrastructure” to resume on Monday.

The Prime Minister’s Office said in an email sent to various business and industry leaders this morning that it could resume work on various projects “to maintain integrity and security” from Monday.

“The immediate progress of these targeted projects will enable us to deliver critical services to the SA community as promised,” the email said.

Briefing email seen by InDaily“Only a few high-priority projects will be resumed to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the South Australian community, in line with the requirements set out in the direction of emergency management by the state coordinator.” Stated.

These include the construction of “important hospitals, emergency services, schools, transportation infrastructure” and COVID safe plans will be implemented at all eligible sites.

However, most of the projects listed are school construction works planned before the transfer to high school for 7th grade next year.

These include works at Adelaide High School, Glenunga International High School, Gourwa Secondary College, Heathfield High School, Mark Oliphant College, Norwood Morialta High School, Playford International College, Roman Mitchell Secondary College, and Henry High.

It is understood that some of the government’s school construction is already in a tight time frame in preparation for the start of the first phase of next year.

Other projects that have been greened to resume on Monday include upgrades at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Flinders Medical Center Emergency Department, and Keswick’s Emergency Services Sector Headquarters.

Road stabilization and sealing upgrades will also resume before the blockage ends.

Will Frogley, CEO of Master Builders SA, welcomed the resumption of construction, but said, “There is a lack of consultation from the Marshall government, and it’s unclear why some projects work and others don’t.” Said.

“I believe the listed projects can be safely resumed on Monday, but the government has come up with this list and why some projects are there but no other. I need to explain, “he said.

“We need a fair competition.

“Constructors and home builders working in the private sector are also obliged to pay their customers.

“If the Marshall government soon announced that all construction would begin on Monday, I think it would calm the water, but without that commitment, resentment from the majority of the industry would continue to grow. Let’s do it.

“There is no reason why not all buildings and constructions can be opened on Monday.”

“I’m saying I’m not playing my favorite, but that’s exactly what they’re doing,” Frogley said.

“I wasn’t personally involved in this,” said Prime Minister Stephen Marshall today, adding that it is the direction of a new COVID that provides “some generosity in important work at SA.”

Asked how the listed projects were decided, he said: “That’s not what I know.”

Daniel Ganon, Executive Director of Property Council SA, issued a media release this morning responding to the changes within minutes of receiving an email from the Prime Minister’s Office, calling the move “the state’s largest private sector employer.” It ’s a great result for real estate. ”

“This means that some helmets and steel caps will return to construction sites throughout South Australia and bring this important part of the state’s economy to life,” he said.

“Not everyone is happy, but it’s important to prioritize industries that have a significant impact on the economy, based on health advice. Construction is at the top of this list.

“A long-term blockade across South Australia is far worse than a short, sharp blockage. Therefore, the importance and benefits of this decision.”

He said the Real Estate Council “continues to advocate a broader resumption of construction site activities, especially for commercial sites, with an early priority, especially given the financial investment and risks associated with the site for developers.” Stated.

“We are seeking an urgent explanation of how the build was chosen,” said Pat Gerace of SA’s Urban Development Institute.

“There are some large projects in SA that aren’t listed, and I want to know where those routes are,” he said. In Daily.

“We are also looking for some other outdoor construction that could be done in a safe way for COVID and the government to consider the route for that part of the sector to get started.”

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