The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the decision by the Victorian Government to mandate vaccinations for Victorian construction workers.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced that all construction workers on Victorian building sites will need to show their employers evidence they have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from 11.59pm September 23.

The Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia Danni Hunter said: “Mandatory vaccinations are a win for the property and construction sectors and our workforce, and a win for the Victorian community and economy.

“Mandatory vaccinations will protect workers and the broader Victorian community, keep construction sites safe and boost jobs and important economic activity for Victoria as we begin to emerge from lockdown.

“The construction industry is currently operating at 25 per cent capacity and increased vaccination rates will mean the sector can increase its capacity and deliver critical projects to drive our economic recovery.

“It’s why the property industry had already partnered with the construction sector to urge everyone to “Get the Jab Done’ and get Victoria moving again. Mandating vaccinations will accelerate our recovery and we applaud the Victorian Government for taking this important step.”

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