Property and Construction Workshop - 26 September 2019

9:00am Thursday, 26 September 2019
5:00pm Thursday, 26 September 2019
PD Workshops
DWF Austalia
Level 18, 363 George Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Property and construction workshop - 19-16 New Property Acquisition Standards to apply immediately to all acquiring authorities in New South Wales, including all general purpose and county councils

Course outline

The workshop aims to cover recent property and construction changes affecting local councils in New South Wales. These changes are important, as councils will need to ensure compliance with these requirements. Some of the relevant changes covered in the workshop include the new property acquisition standards and security of payment amendments.


Attending the workshop will facilitate the following outcomes for participants:

·         council participants will learn about the changes to property acquisitions for councils;

·         council participants will learn about the recent amendments to the Security of Payment Regime in New South Wales commencing in October 2019;

·         council participants will learn about recent compulsory acquisition issues affecting local councils; and

·         council participants will learn about recent procurement trends affecting local councils.

Construction/infrastructure – Goran Gelic & Alex McLeod

Goran Gelic, Principal Lawyer and Head of DWF (Australia)'s Construction, Infrastructure and Major Projects group, has recently acted on a number of significant infrastructure projects, both locally and internationally, which include roads, rail, mining and hospitals. He is experienced in a variety of contract structures (PPP, BOOT, EPC, Alliance), as well as developing tender packages (RFTs, EOIs etc.) and advising on complex procurement issues. Goran also has extensive experience in using standard form construction contracts. In particular, Goran’s front-end focus extends to the divestment of infrastructure assets. Goran has strong experience in the privatisation of public assets and advising on associated regulatory issues.  He also specialises in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and is one of the leading BIM lawyers in Australia.

Alex is an Associate in DWF (Australia)’s Construction & Infrastructure team. He is an infrastructure and energy specialist, advising clients on a range of construction, infrastructure, energy, utilities and renewable energy matters.

Alex’s experience includes acting for clients on construction, infrastructure and energy projects across a wide range of sectors and industries in Australia.

He is experienced in a variety of contract structures, as well as developing tender packages and advising on procurement issues. He also has solid experience in using standard form construction contracts. In particular, Alex’s front-end focus extends to renewable energy, and he has acted for various owners in relation to the procurement of a number of solar farms across Australia. Alex also specialises in Building Information Modelling (BIM), and he has significant experience working with clients in the BIM Space.

Property – Brendan Tobin & Alexander Wheeler

Brendan Tobin is a Principal Lawyer in DWF (Australia)’s projects and property team. Brendan is an experienced major projects lawyer working in the area of planning, environment, land disposal and acquisitions, mining and renewable energy. Brendan has acted for a range of resource clients advising them on matters ranging from approvals for greenfield projects, mining lease processes, native title and water licensing. Brendan has dual degrees, the first from the University of Newcastle in Commerce and Law, and the second a Masters of Law from the University of Melbourne.

Alexander is a Senior Associate in our Real Estate team specialising in the acquisition, disposal, leasing and development of land.

Alex is a Real Estate/Property lawyer based in Newcastle (Australia), having a particular focus on the acquisition, disposal, leasing and development of residential and commercial land in New South Wales.

Alex has significant experience acting for government owned corporations, managed investment funds, ASX listed companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. In acting for those clients, Alexander has advised on various commercial and retail leasing transactions as well as mixed-use strata title and community title developments.

​Who should attend?

Development Engineers    Design Engineers   Construction Engineers
Planners  Maintenance Engineers   Traffic Engineers   Project Managers  

TIMES: Please register at the Workshop by 8.45am. The program will commence promptly at 9.00 am and finish at 5.00 pm. Morning and afternoon teas and lunch provided.

ACCOMMODATIONOvernight accommodation is not provided for Delegates. You will need to organize your own accommodation if required.

WHAT TO BRINGNotebook and pens (Course Workbooks provided).

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

$950.00 *
$950.00 *
* Price excludes GST where applicable

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Cancellations made by the registrant not less than 5 working days from commencement of the workshop/course will be able to transfer to the next available workshop/course or send a substitute.

A substitute delegate is allowable with written notification to, no less than 3 working days prior to the workshop.

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Registrants will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund.

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