DWF’s sector-focussed approach means we are aware of the inherent needs of our construction and infrastructure clients, as well as their priorities and the outcomes they seek. Our capability in this sector is an integral part of our role as a full service commercial ﬁrm
Our lawyers specialise in both contentious (including litigation, arbitration and adjudication) and non-contentious advice, so we are able to play a valuable role in ensuring that your construction or infrastructure project is delivered smoothly, helping you to avoid or manage problems which may arise.
Whether you’re an employer, consultant, developer, owner, contractor, operator, financier or designer who is working on a:
our lawyers will use their expertise and sector knowledge to deliver the results you need in the timescales you need them.
Within this sector, we also provide advice and assistance to construction clients regarding the following:
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (The Bruce Highway Caloundra to Sunshine Upgrade Case) (No 2)  FCA 1737.
Recent amendments to the Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP) impose new obligations on Queensland Government agencies and suppliers through the introduction of the Ethical Supplier Threshold (Threshold) and the Ethical Supplier Mandate (Mandate).
A recent review of the Property Acquisition Standards has resulted in changes in the way NSW Government authorities acquire land in NSW by compulsory acquisition. All agencies which acquire land under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW) are required to comply with the revised Standards.
The New South Wales Government's push to a more collaborative approach to infrastructure delivery has gained greater momentum as a major Government water agency adopts a collaborative delivery model and international contractual framework to deliver three major water infrastructure projects in Sydney.
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 (NSW) (“the Act”) will commence on 21 October 2019 bringing about various changes to the existing security of payment regime in New South Wales.
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 (NSW) (“the Act”) will bring about various changes to the existing security of payment regime in New South Wales. With the changes expected to commence in 2019, it is timely to consider the practical implications for construction industry participants.
There has been plenty of hoopla around the changes made by the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act (BIFA). However, some of the low profile changes could surprise you.
The Australian sports and entertainment infrastructure landscape is undergoing a facelift with a number of procurement trends developing. Here are three positive trends to look out for in 2019 and beyond.
In Byrne Demolition Pty Ltd v SafeWork NSW  NSWIRComm 1008 the NSW IR Commission looked at whether an Inspector held a reasonable belief as to the potential safety offence alleged in a prohibition notice.