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Providing innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … Continued

Latest News

In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

Reading Room

  • Partnerships Victoria releases Standard Project Deed

    Partnerships Victoria has released the template standard form project deeds for linear infrastructure and social infrastructure (Standard Project Deeds). These Standard Project Deeds are to be used for availability-based public private partnerships (PPP) in Victoria. … Continued

  • Drafting and negotiating third party agreements for major infrastructure projects

    A number of project risks, if realised, can cause delays to the delivery and completion of major infrastructure projects. One project risk is the management of interfaces with key third parties, such as the need … Continued

  • Management of interface risks in major infrastructure projects – strategies to avoid derailment

    Delays to the delivery and completion of major infrastructure projects can arise as a result of the realisation of a number of project risks. One risk that has interfered with the delivery of a number … Continued

  • Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 – reforms and key amendments

    In September 2017, the Victorian Legislative Assembly passed the Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill will implement a land contributions model to simplify the infrastructure contributions system by requiring landowners … Continued

  • The first tranche of EPA legislative reform

    The Environment Protection Act 2017 (Amending Act) received royal assent on 24 October 2017. This is the first phase of the Environment Protection Authority of Victoria’s (EPA) proposed reforms to the Environment Protection Act 1970. … Continued

  • How can you stop a B-double?

    It is now settled law that the existence of a valid reference date is the touchstone of an adjudicator’s jurisdiction under security of payment legislation. The ‘rise of the reference date’ has a number of … Continued

  • What amendments to the Building Act 1993 are now in force?

    Following on from our recent eAlert regarding changes to the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2006, this update includes additional changes on the legislation. Building Act 1993 changes The Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Act … Continued

  • Building regulations update

    The Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Bill) was passed on 11 May 2017 and is awaiting assent. The Bill was amended twice before it was passed. The amendments were mostly minor although further … Continued

  • Shared housing or shared dwelling?

    In March 2017, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal), constituted by H. McM. Wright QC, directed a council to issue a certificate stating that the use and development of land (as described and identified in … Continued

  • What’s your plan?

    The new Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 and the Building Code 2016 (Code) are in force. With the confusion surrounding the implementation of these instruments, many in the industry are left to … Continued