Quality and consistency through collaboration

Welcome to Sparke Helmore’s 2022 Construction Update, a new publication addressing developments in the building and construction industry over the past year.

In this issue we reflect on an incredibly challenging year and consider the outlook for the year ahead. We examine the significant legislative and regulatory changes implemented throughout Australia and New Zealand and outline a selection of key decisions that shaped the industry.

Topics covered in the update include:

  1. The state of the industry, including insolvencies and illegal phoenixing.
  2. Legislative updates from around Australia and New Zealand including Critical Infrastructure Protection, National Construction Code, Fair Work Legislation Amendment, NSW building standards reform, limitation periods for combustible cladding claims, and professional registration board changes.
  3. A selection of key decisions relating to disputes including alternative dispute resolution, recourse to security and guarantees, contractual disputes, defects and limitations.

We hope you find this issue informative and useful.

If you would like any further information on the issues raised in this paper, please contact Kiley Hodges.

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