Construction sector set to lose billions in ‘catastrophic’ shutdown

Sydney Morning Herald –

Major developers and peak building industry bodies have slammed the NSW government’s decision to put the brakes on construction work, labelling it an over-reach that will cost the economy billions of dollars and lead to substantial job losses.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Saturday that construction would be paused for two weeks, in a move to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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