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A quick reminder that you may be able to override restrictions on development use
Councils' power to ignore a private covenant may be good news for property developers in New South Wales.
Australia
12 Aug 2019
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Lacrosse judgment summary
The Lacrosse judgment examined liability for buildings constructed with aluminium composite panels (ACPs) on its façade.
Australia
15 Apr 2019
3
Recent amendments to the Local Government Act and Owners Corporations Act
Victoria attempts to tackle dangerous cladding as well as unruly behaviour in short-stay accommodation.
Australia
6 Mar 2019
4
Climate change, greenhouse gas contributions and the case of the Rocky Hill coal mine
Much of the commentary relates to climate change, but the project would have been refused for other unacceptable impacts.
Australia
4 Mar 2019
5
The year in review: A look at NSW Planning in 2018
In 2018, there have been a significant number of regulatory changes, policy changes and LEC decisions in NSW planning.
Australia
9 Jan 2019
6
Architects and engineers now part of the Chain of Responsibility for building products
Queensland architects and engineers are included in the CoR and can be held liable for non-conforming building products.
Australia
2 Jan 2019
7
Impacts of Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) on construction industry
Changes to the HVNL mean that construction companies may share responsibility for the safety of transport activities.
Australia
2 Jan 2019
8
Setting aside subpoenas in the context of notices to provide information and records: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council v Mansfield
Subpoenas in criminal proceedings issued based on knowledge from a section 9.22 notice may be at risk of being set aside.
Australia
12 Dec 2018
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New Queensland regulation on combustible cladding commences
Building owners affected by this new regulation must complete the online registration and checklist by 29 March 2019.
Australia
12 Dec 2018
10
Rights of set-off against an insolvent company
This case supports parties seeking to rely on traditional set-off in construction or other contracts after a liquidation.
Australia
12 Nov 2018
11
Security of payment regime in Queensland undergoes important changes
One of the notable changes is in relation to the timeframe for responding to a payment claim through a payment schedule.
Australia
5 Nov 2018
12
Queensland Land Court dismisses appeal where evidence did not involve true comparable sales
The Court preferred the Valuer-General's valuation, rather than the landowner's, which was based on unqualified opinion.
Australia
14 Oct 2018
13
Queensland Land Court dismisses an appeal challenging the rating categorisations of the Council
The Court dismissed the appeal, as it was satisfied that the rating categorisations of the Council were appropriate.
Australia
14 Oct 2018
14
Increases in built form are relevant to whether there is a material change of use, even where the nature of the use is unchanged
The court (QPEC) found that changes in built form are relevant to whether there has been a material change of use.
Australia
14 Oct 2018
15
Court finds insufficient grounds to support the approval of an out-of-centre development involving a shopping centre
The development conflicted with the local planning scheme and did not demonstrate sufficient grounds to justify approval.
Australia
14 Oct 2018
16
Impact of unlawful works on property contracts
These property contract cases, including an outstanding work order and illegal building works, provide valuable lessons.
Australia
10 Sep 2018
17
New plan to address safety record in NSW construction industry
Article discusses new plan, what it intends to achieve including its targets and whether it will improve safety.
Australia
5 Sep 2018
18
Important changes proposed for security of payment in New South Wales
Proposed reforms are intended to improve the legislation and further facilitate cash flow in the construction industry.
Australia
3 Sep 2018
19
Strata title renewal and collective sales reforms may change the property landscape in Queensland
Reform of Queensland strata title laws could better enable termination of community titles schemes for re-development.
Australia
30 Jul 2018
20
Learning the ABCC of investigations
Building industry participants should be aware of ABCC powers and benefits of strategically managing an investigation.
Australia
2 Jul 2018
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