Update | NSW Gov­ern­ment Man­date Affect­ing the Con­struc­tion Industry

On Sat­ur­day 17 July 2021, the NSW Gov­ern­ment issued a man­date which has brought a halt to all non-essen­tial, non-emer­gency con­struc­tion projects until 30 July 2021. This extends from large scale infra­struc­ture projects to res­i­den­tial ren­o­va­tions. As a result, many of those with­in the con­struc­tion indus­try and the sup­pli­er chain may be affect­ed by these changes.

In times like these, it is often dif­fi­cult to ascer­tain the next step in the process when con­sid­er­ing imme­di­ate action. 

If you are a Head Con­trac­tor or Sub­con­trac­tor, you should review your con­tracts and con­sid­er the pro­vi­sions relat­ing to exten­sions of time, delay and vari­a­tions. While each con­tract falls on its own mer­its, these pro­vi­sions will assist you in deter­min­ing that next step and ensur­ing that you are aware of your rights and oblig­a­tions dur­ing these dif­fi­cult times. 

If you are a home­own­er, and are unsure of what this means, check your con­tract and talk to your contractor.

Should you need any assis­tance relat­ing to this, please do not hes­i­tate to reach out to our Helen Kow­al or Chris­t­ian Marchant in our Projects Team who are more than hap­py to assist you through this process. 

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