Summer is Here - No Demolition & Excavation Works in Tourism Areas as from Mid-June

25/05/2021
Summer is Here - No Demolition & Excavation Works in Tourism Areas as from Mid-June

As from mid-June, with the summer months kicking in, no demolition and excavation works will be permitted within tourism designated areas. Aware of the fact that construction sites are of a nuisance and of inconvenience to the surrounding neighbourhood, the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has identified an extensive list of localities and streets where such works will not be permitted. 

Any demolition and excavation works carried out between the 15th June and the 30th September 2021, in the identified localities and streets, is thus considered to be illegal in terms of prevalent legislation and  may be reported to the Building and Construction Authority on 8004 9000, during office hours and on 99637508 (Malta) and 99098855(Gozo) after office hours.

The full list of localities and streets where demolition or excavation works are prohibited during the summer months may be viewed on this page: https://www.mta.com.mt/en/summerbreaktime2021

The enforcement of these measures is one way of mitigating the nuisance that construction sites have on both the local community and the tourism industry. The demolition and excavation phases at a construction site are by far the greatest inconvenience for the surrounding neighbourhood. 

Since the MTA is the competent authority to identify the localities and streets where demolition or excavation works cannot be carried out, MTA reserves the right to change or amend the list of streets as it deems necessary.

Persons wishing to add more streets to the list for 2022 are invited to send requests to the MTA through their respective Local Council by 31st July 2021.