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DWF Australia provides building and construction law advice to industry participants such as developers, contractors and property owners, as well as businesses outside the industry.
On 11 June 2020, the New South Wales Government enacted the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (“the Act”), introducing new obligations on persons performing residential building work (as defined by the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) ("Home Building Act") and other related building work in New South Wales to raise compliance and accountability in the construction sector.
As you are all currently experiencing first-hand, the evolving COVID-19 situation has raised numerous challenges for the Property and Construction sectors. Added to this, information and government policy (both Federal and State) is changing daily – if not hourly.
Global legal business DWF is pleased to announce that 18 of its Australian lawyers have been short-listed for 2021 Best Lawyers which recognises legal practitioners around the world for leadership in their specific area of practice.
The impacts of the coronavirus are being felt throughout the Australian construction industry. How might the coronavirus affect your existing construction contracts? What issues should you consider before entering into a future construction contract?
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.