Gadens proud to be part of the Sunshine Coast Council solar farm project

Gadens is proud to have acted for the Sunshine Coast Council from the very beginning with the ground breaking Sunshine Coast Solar Farm. The second largest solar farm of its kind in Queensland, it has set a new precedent for renewable energy generation, particular for local government. The Gadens construction, infrastructure and procurement team, led […]

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Local Government Update – Indemnities

Under section 60A of the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982 (Qld) (SBFA), Councils must seek the approval of the Treasurer before entering into a “type 1 financial arrangement”, which includes granting an indemnity in favour of another party within a contract. However, on 6 January 2017, the process for Councils looking to provide an […]

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The High Court decides – Do you need a valid reference date?

Is it imperative to have a valid reference date for a payment claim made under Security of Payment Legislation? The High Court determines the importance and effect of reference dates once and for all in Lewence Construction Pty Ltd v Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd [2016] HCA 52 Summary Today the High Court handed […]

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Relationship contracting for civil construction by standing offer panel arrangements under the Local Government Regulation 2012

Co-authored by Simon Malouf – Program Leader, Road Delivery Management Logan City Council Abstract Paul Muscat and his team worked with Simon Malouf, Program Leader for Road Delivery Management at Logan City Council, to take advantage of the contracting provisions of the Local Government Regulation 2012 to streamline contracting processes and provide enhanced support to […]

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