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
New South Wales has followed Queensland’s footsteps in bringing in new legislation targeting dangerous building products. The Building Products (Safety) Bill 2017 passed both Houses on 23 November 2017 and is awaiting royal assent The 2017 … Continued
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
Councils throughout Victoria and New South Wales use the Standards Australia suite of contracts for a wide range of matters from routine procurement of works, goods or services through to complex, one off projects. However, … Continued
In December 2016, we provided an update on the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission and the introduction of the new Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code). A new … Continued
On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)’s unfair contract terms regime began applying to ‘small business contracts’. This change has the potential to impact local government as it gives ‘small businesses’ the ability … Continued
Performance bonds (referred to in this article by their common name ‘bank guarantees’) are a tool commonly used in the construction industry to protect principals against the insolvency of a contractor or non-performance of a … Continued
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