Client Communiques

Changes to Education and Child Care SEPP

On 20 November 2020, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) exhibited an Explanation of Intended Effects about proposed changes to the operation of State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 (ESEPP). The DPIE indicates that the objective of the proposed changes, which would be given effect by amending various Environmental Planning Instruments including ESEPP, is to ‘to ensure faster delivery of [education and child care] projects’.

Changes to BCA Affecting Project Cost and Risk – Client Seminar Summary

As part of the updated 2019 issue of the National Construction Code (NCC), significant changes were made to Section J. This information sheet follows the joint presentation by Umow Lai, WT Partnership and EPM Projects on 12 September 2019. It is provided to help you better understand the changes and the potential implications for your projects particularly in the areas of cost, time and risk, and how to proactively manage this.

The Imminent Demise of Interim Occupation Certificates?

The Department of Planning has stated that its intention is that staging of construction and staged occupation of developments, previously achieved by means of interim OCs, should continue. There are, however, some potential complications with the new scheme