COVID violation: Sydney talks about Collins St job caught staying in Kiama | Newcastle Herald

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Police fined five Sydney residents who allegedly stayed in Kiama on the south coast of NSW 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. 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. IN OTHER NEWS: The Mercury learned police took action 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 go to the Collins St site, “Mr Ward said.” I have been informed that a number of construction workers have fled the scene resulting in was probably a good indication that something was going on. You could say they separate faster than a dragon from 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 look forward to the police to pursue this matter fully. ”The fines come after police set up checkpoints on the Princes Highway in Bombo on Friday, looking for residents of Greater Sydney who were heading south in regional NSW, in violation of public health orders.


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