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‘Shake-Up’ for the Building & Construction Industry with ‘cowboy’ certifiers in the sights of legislative changes

2019-03-20T17:13:49+10:00 March 20th, 2019|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, Construction Law, News|

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean has vowed to crackdown on ‘cowboy’ certifiers following the evacuation of Sydney Olympic Park’s Opal Tower on Christmas Eve. Residents of the 36-storey building were forced to evacuate due to fears of the structural integrity following ‘cracking sounds’ and the collapse of a concrete panel. The building has since

The Building Products Safety Act: A Short Q&A

2018-07-20T11:22:33+10:00 March 15th, 2018|Construction Law, Home Building|

In the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster in the UK and the Non-conforming building products government inquiry, the NSW Government has introduced the Building Product Safety Act 2017 (NSW).  This legislation bans unsafe building products and provides widespread power to the order rectification of buildings that are affected by unsafe building products. This legislation will have sweeping implications affecting developers, suppliers, manufacturers, builders, contractors and home owners and occupiers.  Morrissey Law & Advisory has prepared a short Q&A around the basics of the legislation.