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Posted Oct 23, 2018 “Off the plan” and “digital savvy” property Bill introduced
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“This reform recognises that the property industry is moving towards a 100 per cent digital future.” The Hon. David Clarke, Second Reading Speech A new bill was introduced into Parliament on 16 October 2018 to provide off the plan protections for consumers and to smooth the way for fully electronic and paperless conveyancing transactions. New…

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Posted Sep 05, 2018 Security of Payment Masterclass 2018
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COST: $225 per person ($195 per person if three or more from one company) Mid-session food and drinks provided If you are a contract administrator, project manager, developer, builder or subcontractor in the building and construction industry, don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain a  better understanding of how the Security of Payment legislation works. The seminar…

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Posted Aug 29, 2018 Personal liability for directors and managers of corporations under Security of Payment reforms
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Last week, we wrote about some of the amendments proposed to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act) by virtue of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 (the Amendment Bill). One of the key changes proposed by the Amendment Bill, is for directors and…

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Posted Aug 29, 2018 Aluminium Composite Panel Ban commenced 15 August 2018
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On 15 August 2018 the Commissioner for Fair Trading banned the use of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) containing more than 30% polyethylene in any external cladding, external wall, external insulation, façade or rendered finish in residential buildings over two storeys and commercial buildings which are higher than three storeys. This is the first building product…

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Posted Aug 22, 2018 Hot off the press: Draft Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 released for public comment
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On 21 August 2018, the New South Wales Government released the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 (the Amendment Bill) which is open for public comment until 18 September 2018 and which proposes a number of amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act).…

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