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Posted Jun 25, 2020 Biowood: When A Building Product Is Found Wanting
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Author: Anthony Herron   Remedies for Construction INTRODUCTION The decision of The Owners Strata Plan No 92888 v Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd & Frasers Putney Pty Ltd (2019) 15 November 2019 raises important issues for construction and fire safety compliance. We set out our comments about this decision and its consequences. THE CLAIM Biowood* cladding…

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Posted Apr 27, 2020 MBA Webinar: Building License Requirements
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If you missed MBA’s first webinar and presentation from our Special Counsel John Hodgkinson, look no further. John speaks about Builders Licence and gives valuable tips if you have had trouble in the past and helps point you in the right direction. Contact us For more information, please contact our lawyers David Glinatsis or John…

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Posted Aug 08, 2019 THE NSW GOVERNMENT HAS APPOINTED A NEW BUILDING COMMISSIONER  
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The NSW Government has appointed building and construction expert, Mr David Chandler, as the State’s first Building Commissioner. Mr Chandler will start in the position on 14 August 2019. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said “the appointment of Mr Chandler was part of the NSW Government’s commitment to implementing the biggest overhaul to building laws in the…

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Posted Aug 01, 2019 NSW Government: 10 Point Construction Action Plan
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In June 2018 the NSW Government’s Construction Leadership Group1 (CLG) issued a ten point commitment to the construction sector. 2 Background and Purpose The CLG plan is in recognition that the NSW Government can only achieve its infrastructure objectives in partnership with the private sector.  The NSW Government has committed to achieving value for money…

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Posted Jul 18, 2019 Next Steps in Building Regulation Reforms – “Building Stronger Foundations”
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On 26 June 2019, the NSW Government released a discussion paper entitled “Building Stronger Foundations” (BSF Report).1 This paper sets out the next steps in legislation reform needed in order to implement the Shergold Weir Builders Confidence Report 2 which was released on 9 February 2018 (Shergold Weir Report). In February 2019 the NSW Government…

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