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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
    Looks like we're done... just found the latest from Lanscaping Victoria and Vic gov site and can't find a loop hole...is there one? Does it apply to us?

    All contractors are limited to one site per week unless you're on the specialist contractors list then you're allowed at three, we're not on the list... so pick your best job and do that, then you're done for the week?

    Here's the link to get you started: (if it doesn't work goto Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers facebook page and start there.)
    https://www.facebook.com/landscaping...401?__tn__=K-R
    Just found out it doesn't apply to us!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
    Just found out it doesn't apply to us!!!

    I'm taking the view that unless I see something from the relevant authority stating that gardeners can work, with full details, I am taking a 1 or 2 week holiday at home, not going to bust a boiler over it, and definitely not taking advise from some facebook page, where they don't need to pay the fine if we do the wrong thing.

    I had a client ring me yesterday saying that her chemist said that I could work, LOL

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    hi everyone,
    this I found on gov site and there is no gardeners

    What is the definition of specialist contractors?

    Appliance installers
    Asphalters
    Brick layers
    Cabinet installers
    Carpenters
    Carpet layers
    Caulkers
    Cladding installers
    Concreters
    Earthworks and drainage specialists
    Electricians
    Engineers
    Floor installers
    Floor layers
    Flora and fauna specialists
    Garage door installers
    Gas contractors
    Geotechnical specialists
    Gold class riggers
    Heritage and cultural heritage specialists
    Insulation installers
    Joiners
    Landscape architects
    Mechanics who install and repair plant
    Mobile Cranes – Operators and dogmen
    Painters
    Plasterers
    Plumbers, including roof plumbers
    Post Tensioners
    Precast installers
    Renderers
    Retaining wall specialists
    Security system installers
    Sewer contractors
    Shower screen/mirror installers
    Solar installers
    Sprinkler fitters
    Steel fixers
    Telecommunications installers
    Termite specialists
    Tile layers, including roof tilers
    Traffic engineers
    Vertical access riggers
    Water proofers
    Welders
    Window and glass installers/glaziers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb1 View Post
    I'm taking the view that unless I see something from the relevant authority stating that gardeners can work, with full details, I am taking a 1 or 2 week holiday at home, not going to bust a boiler over it, and definitely not taking advise from some facebook page, where they don't need to pay the fine if we do the wrong thing.

    I had a client ring me yesterday saying that her chemist said that I could work, LOL
    Smartest post ever Ö 100% agree and the fact some
    of us are getting 2800 that makes it easier .. although havenít convinced the mrs she is not happy about me invading her space hahaha and as all the jobs around the house are completed I am of
    little use in her eyes lol..41 years married..all is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by starmow View Post
    hi everyone,
    this I found on gov site and there is no gardeners

    What is the definition of specialist contractors?

    Appliance installers
    Asphalters
    Brick layers
    Cabinet installers
    Carpenters
    Carpet layers
    Caulkers
    Cladding installers
    Concreters
    Earthworks and drainage specialists
    Electricians
    Engineers
    Floor installers
    Floor layers
    Flora and fauna specialists
    Garage door installers
    Gas contractors
    Geotechnical specialists
    Gold class riggers
    Heritage and cultural heritage specialists
    Insulation installers
    Joiners
    Landscape architects
    Mechanics who install and repair plant
    Mobile Cranes – Operators and dogmen
    Painters
    Plasterers
    Plumbers, including roof plumbers
    Post Tensioners
    Precast installers
    Renderers
    Retaining wall specialists
    Security system installers
    Sewer contractors
    Shower screen/mirror installers
    Solar installers
    Sprinkler fitters
    Steel fixers
    Telecommunications installers
    Termite specialists
    Tile layers, including roof tilers
    Traffic engineers
    Vertical access riggers
    Water proofers
    Welders
    Window and glass installers/glaziers
    Tha's good..
    Iam on one of those special contractors

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff View Post
    S although haven’t convinced the mrs she is not happy about me invading her space hahaha and as all the jobs around the house are completed I am of
    little use in her eyes lol..41 years married..all is good
    I solved that problem a few years ago, I know an excellent solicitor if you need one ... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb1 View Post
    I'm taking the view that unless I see something from the relevant authority stating that gardeners can work, with full details, I am taking a 1 or 2 week holiday at home, not going to bust a boiler over it, and definitely not taking advise from some facebook page, where they don't need to pay the fine if we do the wrong thing.
    That group are "kinda, not really" our governing body being that they are the ones who go into bat for us and meet with the government directly on our behalf representing the whole landscape industry in Victoria. Unfortunately they update their facebook page faster than their website and unfortunately they get the same on the fly unclarified responses we all read later on the government websites. What we can do is ring the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions direct, but they can be clear as the media releases at best... record the conversation, keep the receipt number and act on that. But where's the fun in that!

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    Gardening and home maintenance service provider FAQs
    Is gardening considered a form of outdoor maintenance?

    Yes, gardening is considered outdoor maintenance. When outdoor maintenance is permitted, this means that gardening is permitted. Workers must maintain physical distancing at all times.

    https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/h...al-obligations

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    But is lawn mowing considered gardening ?
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    But is lawn mowing considered gardening ?
    Absolutely NO.. Didn't say Lawn mowing.. So stay home Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    But is lawn mowing considered gardening ?
    I reckon your right mate so 'F" off you mower people leave the gardeners to their trade ..( cough cough and still gets Dan 2800 a week lol )

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff View Post
    I reckon your right mate so 'F" off you mower people leave the gardeners to their trade ..( cough cough and still gets Dan 2800 a week lol )
    well just received notice another 5600 coming our way jesus how the would you wanna work with all this coming in except ive a back load of work thatís going to take me weeks to catch up Ö. my poor grandkids will be paying for this ahhh thatís ok two have a birthday next week so who do u think is going to spoilt lol

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    here in Auckland, we are in lockdown for last 2 weeks, & possibly 2 more weeks.
    only thing thats good is the resurgence payment of$1500 +$400 per employee per week & also a wage subsidy of$600 per week, so on $2500 /week for waiting.
    Have had a few customers ring, but aint going out, as our police starting to fine people now.
    growth will be horrendous tho, not looking forward to fist week back

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    Quote Originally Posted by stptow View Post
    here in Auckland, we are in lockdown for last 2 weeks, & possibly 2 more weeks.
    only thing thats good is the resurgence payment of$1500 +$400 per employee per week & also a wage subsidy of$600 per week, so on $2500 /week for waiting.
    Have had a few customers ring, but aint going out, as our police starting to fine people now.
    growth will be horrendous tho, not looking forward to fist week back
    growth here has really started to pick up... lets hope there's no more shut downs in spring!
    will your lockdown continue with the rise in cases?

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