Rising and falling in 2022 – Contractual responses to cost increases in construction contracts

A lot has happened in 2022 to keep the construction sector on its toes. An ongoing pandemic, floods and sustained wet weather across the Eastern seaboard, supply chain disruption, a change of federal government, war in Ukraine, high profile insolvencies (in particular the residential construction sector), tight labour markets and last, but definitely not least, […]

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A storm in a contract

Weather patterns in 2021 and 2022 have been – at best – challenging for construction, and this has put many projects under pressure. Extensions of time may not be available for the prolonged wet weather that has affected much of the east coast of Australia, and force majeure clauses have generally been of little assistance […]

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Queensland’s Project Trust Account phased rollout delayed

Project Trust Accounts (PTAs) are currently required for eligible contracts for: State Government and Hospital and Health Services valued at $1 million or more (ex. GST); and since 1 January 2022, the requirement to have a PTA has been extended to the private sector and local government building contracts valued at $10 million or more […]

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