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Thursday 5 Aug 2021

Infrastructure NSW issued a Guidance Document for Commercial Principles following consultation with agencies and industry stakeholders.

The Guideline was prepared to support NSW Government agencies with resolving the impacts of the construction pause on the Government’s infrastructure program, and provided additional commercial principles and guidance to be adapted by delivery agencies on a case by case basis. It was also capable of being applied by State Owned Corporations and other tiers of government.

The document has been updated now that construction has resumed in parts of Greater Sydney.

The original and updated guidance documents are available on the Infrastructure NSW website.


Thursday 5 Aug 2021

Transport NSW has provided this document regarding payment support requests associated with the construction pause between 19 July and 30 July 2021.

Wednesday 28 Jul 2021

Members are advised that the NSW Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, has provided a Media Release in relation to Greater Sydney Construction to reopen this week.

The Media Release can be viewed here.


Thursday 22 Jul 2021

The NSW Department of Fair Trading has provided a Communications Pack  which includes

  • 5 things you may not know about the DBP – including the impact on remedial works and temporary structures
  • New video explaining the online registration process
  • New FAQs

Information is also available on the NSW Fair Trading website.

Friday 16 Jul 2021

Nominations for the SoCLA Board are now open

The notice calling for nominations can be found here and the nomination form can be found here.

The notice calling for nominations provides further information in relation to the Society and the role of the Board.

Nominations close at 5:00 pm on Thursday 29 July 2021.

Any enquires regarding the process should be directed towards secretary@scl.org.au and admin@scl.org.au.

Thursday 15 Jul 2021

Members are advised of the recent NSW Premier’s Memorandum to support the procurement of large and complex projects.

The Memorandum applies from 1 July 2021 and to procurement of projects of more than $0.5billion value. The Memorandum builds on the 10-point commitment from 2018.  

The Memorandum is available to download here.

Monday 12 Jul 2021

Online webinar - Tuesday 13 July at 12:30 pm AEST presented by Dr Sean Brady

In the early afternoon of 15 March 2018, a partially constructed pedestrian bridge at the Florida International University collapsed. It fell 5.6 m to the highway below and crushed or partially crushed 8 vehicles. Five vehicle occupants died, as well as one worker who was on the bridge at the time of the failure.

This is the story of how all the protections we erect as an engineering and construction profession can be eroded, ignored and dismissed - the story of what happens when we forget why these protections were put there in the first place.

More information is available on this flyer.

Monday 5 Jul 2021

The Society is  pleased to be listed as a supporting organisation of this International Virtual Conference organised by Resolution Institute for 15-16 July 2021.

In addition, we have negotiated for SoCLA members to register at the Institute’s member discount.   Please contact us for the special registration link to obtain the discounted price.

Monday 28 Jun 2021

The Society of Construction Law Australia is pleased to announce that we are now accepting registrations for the National Conference 2021!

The Conference will be held from 14 to 16 October 2021 in Hobart.   

The theme this year is "Getting Risk Right".

More information about the conference is available here.

Wednesday 23 Jun 2021

Members may be interested in attending the Construction Claims and ADR Conference 2021 jointly organised by Legal Plus and L2 i-CON.

The conference will be held on Zoom on 23rd July 2021, from 9am to 9pm (KL Time / GMT +8).

More information is available on this brochure.

Register here.

SoCLA members will receive a 20% discount.  Please email us for the special code to receive the discount.


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