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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 Jun 18, 2019 Recent Decision Opens SOPA Window for Liquidators
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Case note- Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd v Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2019] NSWCA 11 In the recent decision of Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd v Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd (in liquidation)1 (Seymour Whyte) the NSW Court of Appeal confirmed that in NSW the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)…

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Posted Jun 03, 2019 New Draft Security of Payment Act Regulations 2019: Open for Public Consultation
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NEW CONSULTATION PAPER The NSW Government has issued a draft Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Regulation 20191  (“Draft SOPA Regulations”) which is open for public consultation from 27 May to 21 June 2019. Amendment Act 2018 On 21 November 2018 the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 (“Amendment…

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Posted Jan 23, 2019 SOPA: What does it mean for Adjudicators to act “In Good Faith”?
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Casenote: Goodwin Street Developments Pty Ltd v DSD Builders Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 276 In this judgment, the Court of Appeal considered the requirement of adjudicators under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“the Act”) to act “in good faith” when preparing adjudication determinations. Background and Relevant Facts Goodwin Street Developments…

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