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Posted Feb 26, 2018 Chain of Responsibility laws introduced in Queensland for Non Conforming Building Products
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INTRODUCTION In response to the Lacrosse Fire in Melbourne in 2014, the recall of faulty and potentially dangerous infinity electrical cables in 2015 and more recently the Grenfell fire in June 2017 the Queensland Government implemented the  Building and Construction Legislation (Non-Conforming Building Products ‒ Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2017 (Qld) (“the NCBP […]

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Posted Feb 26, 2018 Reforms to Improve Fire Safety Certification Commenced 1 October 2017
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On 1 October 2017, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Fire Safety and Building Certification) Regulation 2017 (“the new Regulations”) came into effect as part of a wider reform package that has been proposed by the NSW Government to improve building and planning laws in NSW. The new Regulations specifically provide fire safety reforms designed […]

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Posted Feb 26, 2018 Legislative Updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act
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Following closely in step with the Strata Legislation Reforms, almost 40 years after the inception of the EP&A Act, the NSW State government have decided to update the legislation that dictates the planning and development of our State. The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 was assented to by NSW Parliament last November 2017 […]

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Posted Feb 26, 2018 Draft Regulation for Identifying Combustible Cladding in NSW
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As part of the NSW Government response initiative to the Lacrosse Fire in Melbourne in 2014 and Grenfell Fire in the UK in 2017, the Department of Planning and Environment has released a draft Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2017 for public consultation. The draft regulation proposes that […]

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