July 10, 2017 10:40 AM | Posted by Sarah Cahill and Hazal Gacka |
The inferno that engulfed the Grenfell Tower in west London on 14 June 2017 and tragically claimed approximately 79 lives has once again brought the issue of cheap, imported and highly flammable cladding to the forefront. The Queensland Parliament has introduced the Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products – Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017 (Qld), which aims to prevent such an incident happening again in Australia. [read more]
May 1, 2017 3:09 PM | Posted by Ciara O'Loughlin |
In April 2017, the WA Government released Implementation Guidelines for the Western Australian Building and Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016 which had commenced on 1 January 2017. [read more]
March 17, 2017 3:22 PM | Posted by John Riley, James Hamblin, Alexander Horton |
The Victorian Government has announced that it intends to introduce the Vacant Residential Property Tax and to remove off-the-plan stamp duty concessions for investors. [read more]
March 17, 2017 12:18 PM | Posted by Simon Moses |
The decision in question is Tzaneros Investments Pty Ltd v Walker Group Constructions Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 50. [read more]
November 25, 2016 4:27 PM | Posted by David Pearce |
The Federal Government announced yesterday that it will conduct a public inquiry into road user charging. This is an important step in the journey towards replacing vehicle registration fees and fuel excises with a 'user pays' model based on road usage. [read more]
October 12, 2016 9:05 AM | Posted by Rebecca Wu and Hannah Irving |
The Statutes Amendment (Planning, Development and Infrastructure) Bill 2016 (SA) proposes to amend the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (not yet in operation) to address concerns over inconsistencies in planning policies and responsibilities.  [read more]
September 8, 2016 10:04 AM | Posted by Amy Ryan |
As a result of Professor Evans' statutory review of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) the Western Australian State Government is likely to introduce reforms. [read more]
August 30, 2016 7:25 PM | Posted by Amy Ryan |
The Western Australian Government has announced that it is set to introduce new measures to protect subcontractors working on State Government funded projects. [read more]
May 25, 2016 10:22 AM | Posted by Andrew Orford |
Queensland Supreme Court granted an injunction preventing a contractor from pursuing part of its adjudication application under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld), on grounds of 'Anshun' estoppel. [read more]
April 15, 2016 11:29 AM | Posted by Michael Creedon |
In March 2016 the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities released its Smart Information and Communications Technology report. [read more]
March 18, 2016 4:43 PM | Posted by Owen Cooper, Kyle Gillan and Domenic Mollica |
Can the Australian Infrastructure Plan fix our broken public policy framework for infrastructure planning? [read more]
March 18, 2016 3:47 PM | Posted by David Pearce |
The Queensland Government has released its first State Infrastructure Plan in over three years, committing $500 million dollars into a new State Infrastructure Fund. [read more]
March 18, 2016 10:42 AM | Posted by Justin Sadikoen |
Where a claim against one defendant remains and all claims against other defendants are resolved, liability is apportioned by determining the culpability and causal impact of each wrongdoer. [read more]
March 2, 2016 3:00 PM | Posted by Kyle Gillan |
What does the 2016 Defence White Paper mean for the infrastructure sector in Australia?  [read more]
February 26, 2016 1:46 PM | Posted by Barbaro, Jeanette |
Where there's smoke, there's fire! [read more]
February 22, 2016 3:04 PM | Posted by Owen Cooper and Phoebe Roberts |
Infrastructure Victoria has released its Second Policy Paper 'Laying the Foundations' just a few short months after the body was established. This is the first key step in producing its 30-year strategy.  [read more]
February 19, 2016 3:43 PM | Posted by Simon Moses |
Off-site goods held by a subcontractor on behalf of the contractor for a term of one year or more may constitute a PPS Lease.  [read more]
February 17, 2016 11:12 AM | Posted by Owen Cooper and Phoebe Roberts |
How is Infrastructure Victoria going to shape the future strategic infrastructure planning in Victoria? [read more]
December 4, 2015 10:36 AM | Posted by David Pearce |
Building Queensland has commenced operating as an independent statutory body. [read more]
November 25, 2015 11:03 AM | Posted by Soo-Kheng Chia |
November 20, 2015 2:22 PM | Posted by David Pearce |
The Queensland Government has enacted the Building Queensland Act 2015 (Qld) so there's only one step remaining before Building Queensland (BQ) commences independent operation - proclamation. [read more]
November 18, 2015 9:51 AM | Posted by Michael Creedon and Luke Trimarchi |
The Federal Government has released a Consultation Paper for feedback on its plan to provide $5bil in concessional loans for infrastructure projects in Northern Queensland. [read more]
October 28, 2015 11:07 AM | Posted by David Pearce |
The Queensland Government has released its draft State Infrastructure Plan for consultation. [read more]
September 3, 2015 1:28 PM | Posted by Vanessa Stokell |
Read our analysis of the Qld Supreme Court decision in JAG Projects Qld Pty Ltd v Total Cool Pty Ltd & Anor [2015] QSC 229.   [read more]
September 2, 2015 3:05 PM | Posted by Andrew Orford and Vanessa Stokell |
Read our analysis of the Qld Supreme Court decision in BRB Modular Pty Ltd v AWX Constructions Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] QSC 218. [read more]
August 31, 2015 9:58 AM | Posted by David Pearce and Vanessa Stokell |
Read our analysis of the Qld Supreme Court decision in Camporeale Holdings Pty Ltd v Mortimer Construction Pty Ltd & Anor [2015] QSC 211. [read more]
July 15, 2015 3:23 PM | Posted by David Pearce and Ross Landsberg |
The Qld Government has released a new framework for evaluating and supporting 'market-led' or 'unsolicited' proposals. [read more]
June 29, 2015 11:11 AM | Posted by Soo-Kheng Chia |
June 2015 saw legislative changes in Queensland, court decisions on indemnity costs and security of payment and examples of VCAT decisions.  Download the omnibus of these developments [read more]
June 24, 2015 1:08 PM | Posted by Michael Creedon and Vanessa Stokell |
Amending Regulation expands the demerit system in the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld). [read more]
June 5, 2015 12:58 PM | Posted by Louis Zetlin |
The Building Queensland Bill 2015 (Qld), which will establish infrastructure advisor Building Queensland, has been referred for consultation. [read more]
May 22, 2015 3:48 PM | Posted by Vanessa Stokell |
Read our analysis of the Qld Supreme Court decision in TJ King v Qld Building and Construction Commission [2015] QSC 79 [read more]
March 30, 2015 12:10 PM | Posted by Soo-Kheng Chia |
In March 2015 an appeal to a 2014 WA security of payment case was heard among other court decisions in NSW, Vic, Queensland and WA. Download the omnibus of these developments. [read more]
February 24, 2015 11:24 AM | Posted by Laura MacLeod |
Read our analysis of Saipem Australia Pty Ltd v GLNG Operations Pty Ltd [2014] QSC 310 [read more]
August 6, 2014 10:09 AM | Posted by Kyle Gillan |
Department of Defence to pilot new integrated project delivery for infrastructure projects. [read more]
March 18, 2014 1:22 PM | Posted by Nicole Green |
Significant barriers prevent superfund investment in greenfields projects....
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