Category: Construction & Projects


The timely commencement of works under a planning permit is critical.

If doubt arises about whether works have commenced – and whether your permit has expired – this can lead to significant cost and delay and can potentially jeopardise the viability of a project.

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The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (the Act) has revolutionised dispute resolution processes in the civil, construction and engineering industries.

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Property development is often fraught with unexpected costs, even for the most experienced. But developers can minimise the risks by being aware of four costly misconceptions.

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Construction contracts often provide the principal with the right to take over the contractor’s plant and equipment in the event of default by the contractor.

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The start of a new year is the perfect time to look at the processes used to engage contractors or consultants, especially in light of the casual approach that email brings towards entering into agreements.

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On 10 December 2014, CSR (Vic) v Lend Lease Development P/L [2014] HCA 51 decided that stamp duty is calculated on the purchase price of land plus the value of infrastructure works and payments under related contracts.

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