COVID violation: Sydney talks about Collins St job caught staying in Kiama | Liverpool City Champion

Police fined five Sydney residents who allegedly stayed in Kiama on the south coast of New South Wales while working on a construction project, in violation of public health orders.

Officers from the Lake Illawarra Police District were told on Monday that workers are believed to be from Sydney and remain in Kiama.

Police attended an address on North Kiama Drive around 7:30 p.m. and spoke to the occupants, who were part of a construction crew building a unit complex on Collins Street, Kiama.

At around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, police attended the construction site and saw a number of workers rushing to a nearby parking lot.

Police found 33 workers and spoke to the project manager.

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Police fined five Sydney residents who allegedly stayed in Kiama while working on a Collins St construction project, in violation of public health orders.

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Five of the men have been identified as areas of local government concern in Sydney.

Three of the men are from the Bayside area, south of Sydney, and two from Fairfield, west Sydney.

The men were fined $ 1,000 each.

Investigations are continuing into other potential violations.

the Mercury learned that police acted after being alerted by Kiama MP Gareth Ward, who was contacted by a local business owner who feared the men had taken in an AirBNB zone.

“I am informed that one of the [workers] gave misleading details [to police] compared to where they actually lived. After further investigation, the police decided to come to the Collins St site, “Ward said.

Police said workers fled when officers visited the site on Tuesday. Photo: Sylvia Liber

“I was informed that a number of construction workers fled the scene, which was probably a good indication that something was going on. You could tell they parted faster than a dragon. St George Illawarra.

“Police informed me that some of these people may be from the 12 worrying LGAs. I don’t want COVID in my community and it’s just total disregard for the law that has now been made very clear, and I’m watching impatiently for the police to pursue this matter fully. “

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