Building & Construction Law

Building & Construction Law 4/07/2019 by Tasha Wolodko-Kouril

How Courts Consider Descriptions of Work in Payment Claims & Reasons for Withholding Payment in Payment Schedules

Ensuring that you can rely on a Payment Claim or a Payment Schedule to invoke or resist the considerable force of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) to recover payment or resist the obligation to pay is critical for any business in the building and construction industry. In this article […]

Building & Construction Law 13/06/2019 by Sam Roberts

Upcoming Amendments to Security of Payment Laws in NSW

On 21 November the NSW Government passed the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Bill 2018 (“the Amendment Act”). A commencement date for the Amendment Act as not yet been declared although it has since been indicated that the amendments will be introduced progressively based on the need for subordinate legislation and the preparation […]

Building & Construction Law 22/10/2018 by Rebecca Wosman

New Rules now apply for Medium Density Low Rise Developments in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.

This article explains what land is now suitable for medium density developments in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie under the new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code and the benefits of the Code for developers and existing landowners. On 6 July 2018 the new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code came into effect. Significantly, under the […]