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Meaningful response from NSW Government to support construction sector

"The decision by the NSW Government to waive up to $50 million worth of licence fees for 200,000 licence holders in the trades and construction sectors is a great example of a meaningful response by the NSW Government to support a key sector of the economy during the current crisis," Mark Goodsell, the NSW head of the national employer association, Ai Group, said today.

"NSW has indicated its strong desire to keep the construction sector going, safely. It has supported that intention with action on many fronts including a commitment to its own significant infrastructure program. It has also acted quickly to help address problems with construction working hour limitations and issues for FIFO workers crossing state borders to work on projects.

"The construction sector is not only important for the on-site work it generates, but also for the extensive on-shore supply chain of manufacturing and services it supports. The decision on waiving licence fees will help bring costs down during what is a difficult period for the sector and us all," Mr Goodsell said.

Further comment: Mark Goodsell 0418 408 871