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Malta’s ‘summer break’ on demolition & excavation begins today: will your street be spared?
Is your street on the list?

Jillian Mallia

The ‘summer break’ on demolition and excavation on the Maltese Islands kicks off today with a number of localities and streets being classified as tourist areas. This means these lucky streets will be getting a break from clouds of dust and the headache-inducing sounds of machinery.

All of Valletta, Senglea, Cospicua, Vittoriosa, Mdina and Comino will be free from demolition and excavation construction works, along with over 400 streets in 23 localities across the islands. The ban on such works will be valid until 30th September, as per a list published by the Malta Tourism Authority.

Any illegal works carried out between 15th June and 30th September in the identified localities and streets are to be reported to the Building and Construction Authority on 8004 9000 during office hours. If you happen to spot something outside of office hours you can report on 9963 7508 for infringements in Malta and on 9909 855 for those in Gozo.

Is your street excluded from the list? You can send an email to your local council by 31st July putting forward a request to include your street in next year’s list.

15th June 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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