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Autumn 2018

 

  • The Importance of the Master Planning Process
  • Development Consent Conditions and Compliance
  • Amendments to the NSW Planning Legislation
  • Do the Privacy Act and Notifiable Data Breach Rules Apply to me?

Summer 2017

 

  • Cyber Risks – Is Your Business Protected? Are You Prepared for Mandatory Data Breach Reporting in February 2018?
  • BIM, Should I Care Whether or not it’s Implemented on my Project?
  • The QLD Government Ushering in a New Age of Fairness in the Building and Construction Industry
  • The Advantages of Providing Affordable Housing

Spring 2017

 

  • Mandatory IHAPs for Sydney Councils
  • The Danger of Provisional Sums
  • Dangerous Construction Materials
    – What Are Your Obligations?
  • Simpli cation of Biodiversity Conservation Legislation
  • Grenfell – A Photo Essay

Winter 2017

 

  • Breaching Council Development Standards
  • Draft Amendments to NSW Fire Safety Legislation
  • AS 11000: General Conditions of Contract – Opportunity Lost?
  • Simplifying the Planning System? Key Reforms Proposed to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
  • Can Money Buy Time? A Story all too Common in Construction Industry

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Client Communiqués

Amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy

 

Recent legislative changes in New South Wales may impact on EPM Planning’s school clients. Amendments have been made to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Childcare Facilities) 2017 (‘ESEPP’).

The original ESEPP, which commenced on 1 September 2017, contained very limited transitional provisions.

State Environmental Planning Policy 2017 – Commenced

 

The new State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Childcare Facilities) 2017 (ESEPP) commenced on 1 September 2017. Contrary to normal Parliamentary practice, quite limited transitional provisions were included in the ESEPP. Complying Development Certificate (CDC) applications, which were lodged pursuant to the ISEPP and which have not yet been determined, have no effect. Any CDC applications must be recommenced under the ESEPP.

State Environmental Planning Policy 2017

 

The Department of Planning has advised EPM Planning (EPM) that the draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 (‘the ESEPP’) will be referred to the Minister for Planning for review within the next two months. It is anticipated that the ESEPP will be promulgated within a few weeks of referral to the Minister.

White Papers

Modern Project Procurement Methods Part 1

 

Understanding The Procurement Methods

 

This white paper describes the most common methods for procuring building projects.  It provides an overview by Andrew Graham (Managing Director, epm Projects Pty Ltd). In doing so, Andrew relies on his own experience as a project manager as well as the collective wisdom of his management team which represents nearly 100 years’ experience in project management. This paper considers the advantages and disadvantages of each method, important matters in selecting a method, and key elements for managing the selected method.  It concludes with a summary of seven guiding principles.  It serves to assist owners and procurement managers to make informed decisions so that they are given every opportunity to make their projects a success.

 

Section 1 – Project Procurement Methods

Section 2 – Advantages & Disadvantages of Procurement Methods

Modern Project Procurement Methods Part 2

 

Selecting & Administering A Method

 

This is Part 2 of a 2-part white paper that describes the most common methods for procuring building projects, and should be read in conjunction with Part 1 – downloadable separately.

 

In Part 2 you will find:

Section 3 – Selecting the Preferred Method

Section 4 – Risk allocation Considerations

Section 5 – Project Administration Considerations

White Paper and DPE Submission on ESEPP

 

This white paper describes the key implications for non-government schools of the draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 (ESEPP), including the proposed changes to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 (Schools Regulation), in contrast to the current State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (ISEPP).

Informational Videos

What to look for when selecting a Project Manager

 

Selecting a contracting method for your building project

 

Strategies for successful projects

 

The role of the project manager

 

Developing a Master Plan

 

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