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Posted Aug 28, 2020 “Game Changer” For Developers: The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)
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INTRODUCTION TO THE RABA On Tuesday 1 September 2020, the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (RABA) will commence. The RABA is the latest in a raft of amendments to legislation governing construction law designed to provide greater regulation to the residential construction sector. The amendments appear to have been introduced…

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Posted Apr 15, 2020 The New COVID-19 Emergency Measures Legislation in NSW
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The Federal and State Governments around Australia are waging a war on two fronts, having passed legislation designed to protect both our population and economy. In line with heath advice the NSW Government has passed the COVID-19 LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (EMERGENCY MEASURES) ACT 2020 which commenced on 25 March 2020 According to the Second Reading Speech; the…

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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 Apr 24, 2018 Proposed Changes to the Developer Bond Scheme
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The NSW Government are proposing changes to Part 11 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) (the Act), which relate to the building bond and inspections scheme (the Bond Scheme). We have previously written an article on the Bond Scheme and how the process works, which can be found here. The proposed Strata Schemes…

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Posted Apr 26, 2017 News Updates From Around the Country
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New Guide to Standards and Tolerances The new NSW Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2017 (“Guide”) came into effect in March 2017 and replaces the previous Guide issued on 1 July 2013. The Guide was produced by NSW Fair Trading and is available on the NSW Fair Trading website at http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/sites/ftw/Tenants_and_home_owners/Home_building_and_renovating/The_building_process/Guide_to_standards_and_tolerances.page For many in the…

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