Day: August 3, 2020

Victoria stage four restrictions: How COVID lockdown will affect property and construction industry

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a raft of closures of non-essential businesses. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Ian Currie

Melbourne homeowners will only be able to bring tradies into their properties for “emergency” maintenance under the city’s stage four COVID-19 lockdown, but Premier Daniel Andrews has indicated sale settlements and moving home will be permitted.

And the construction industry — described by Mr Andrews as “in many respects the lifeblood of the Victorian economy” — will be allowed to keep operating at a scaled-back level.

The announcement follows Melbourne’s shift into stage four restrictions, which have placed the city

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