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Posted Sep 09, 2015 2015/16 Construction Industry Trends and Forecast

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) recently released its July 2015 Market Report (the Report) which outlined its forecast and predictions for the Australian construction industry over the next 12 months, 24 months and 5 year period. This article is a brief summary of some of the key take home points from the Report. General […]

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Posted Sep 09, 2015 Emergency Measures in International Arbitration

Relevance of International Arbitration International Arbitration continues to be the preferred method of dispute resolution in relation to construction, resources and oil and gas projects involving parties with cross-border relationships and agreements. Many domestic contractors, builders and developers hold a view that as they only operate in the context of projects within Australia or a […]

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Posted Sep 07, 2015 Strata Titles Act 1973 is getting a make over

Over twenty five percent (25%) of Sydney’s population are currently living in a strata complex. This number continues to grow each year. This was the trigger for the proposed new changes as strata laws have remained largely unchanged for over fifty (50) years. The Minister for Fair Trading, Victor Dominello says: “By 2040, about half […]

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Posted Sep 07, 2015 Buying a property – some tips on buying your new home

1. Research Looking for a property can be a time consuming and frustrating task. Giving up all of your spare time each weekend to be herded through with scores of other potential buyers can be exhausting. You probably have an idea of where you want to buy, how much you can afford to spend and […]

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Posted Sep 02, 2015 Solutions for Developers

Is Zoning A Problem? A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a legal instrument that zones land and imposes various requirements to control development. An LEP applies to a particular area, which may be the whole or a specific part of a local government area. If the LEP does not provide for what your development requires […]

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