PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT & GOVERNMENT CASE LAW UPDATE

RIHANI V WAVERLEY COUNCIL [2022] NSWLEC 1292 Article written by Michael Mantei Case Law UpdateRihani v Waverley Council [2022] NSWLEC 1292The recent decision of the Land and Environment Court in Rihani v Waverley Council [2022]NSWLEC 1292 highlights the difficulties involved in obtaining approval for an off-street car parkingspace in an area with an established streetscape. […]

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE CASE REVIEW

NSWSC 624 GOODWIN STREET DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD ATF JESMOND UNIT TRUST V DSD BUILDERS PTY LTD (IN LIQ) Article written by Jina Kim Court awards damages against Builder’s Director in breach of duty of care under section 37 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020. In the recent Supreme Court decision, Goodwin Street Developments […]

CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE LAW

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The world of construction and infrastructure is very complex. If you need a construction lawyer in Australia, we, at Madison Marcus, can assist you. Call us now.

MADISON MARCUS X BUILDING COMMISSIONER PANEL WEBINAR

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The Building Commissioner’s powers are extensive and are broadening under changes to the governing legislation.  Many builders and developers have already experienced a vigorous audit process after receiving Prohibition Orders. The audit process and dealing with draft or final orders can be a stressful and expensive exercise. Avoiding the issue of a Prohibition Order or dealing […]

NSW COVID-19 lockdown extension: Changes for construction – what you need to know

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While the COVID-19 situation in Sydney remains challenging, in welcome news, construction can resume on Saturday 31 July in Greater Sydney (including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour). In further good news for the industry, worksites will be permitted to operate on Sundays and public holidays, up until Christmas, to allow businesses to […]

Building Industry Update: New Practice Standard for Registered Certifiers

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The NSW Government has released a new practice standard for registered certifiers. The standard has been developed as part of the building regulation reforms spearheaded by the NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler OAM, and is focussed on certifiers of residential apartment buildings. The standard is intended to achieve the following: Provide a clear, accessible and […]

NSW Building Reforms

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Recently, there have been two new acts introduced in NSW that will have a considerable impact on the building and construction industry. Collectively known as ‘the Reforms’, these acts are: The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (the DBP). The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (the RAB). The objective of the […]

BREAKING NEWS: SIGNIFICANT BUILDING INDUSTRY CHANGES TO COME AS NSW PARLIAMENT RELEASES FINAL REPORT

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NSW Parliament releases “Regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes” final report. The final report of the Public Accountability Committee, “Regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes” was tabled by NSW Parliament on 30 April 2020. The report and its 22 significant recommendations are being considered by the government which must […]