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28/06/2022 – Webinar: Design and Building Practitioners Act (NSW) – one year on…

The Design and Building Practitioners Act (NSW) 2020 introduced fundamental changes for designers of class 2 buildings (or buildings with a class 2 part) in NSW. It has been almost one year since the regulation of design and building work, practitioner registration, disciplinary actions, investigations and enforcement provisions came into effect, and it’s almost two years since the introduction of the extended duty of care.

Join us for our next webinar where Paul Bannon and Julian Mellick of Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers will discuss:

  • a brief overview of the legislation;
  • their experience over the past 12 months of court pleadings, caselaw and consultancy agreements;
  • the activity of the NSW Building Commissioner; and
  • how these obligations could be expanded in the future.

Paul and Julian will be joined later in the webinar by Planned Cover State Manager (NSW), Simon Gray to discuss some of the insurance concerns arising from these obligations.

  • Event Information:


    Tuesday 28 June 2022


    12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEST)


    General Admission: $80

    (Special prices for Planned Cover clients and informed mailing list using your discount code.)

    Discounted Group Bookings Also Available


    1 formal hour

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this webinar, you will:

  • have an understanding of some of the key aspects of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (NSW);
  • realise how the legislation may affect court pleadings, caselaw and consultancy agreements;
  • be aware and sensitive to the NSW Building Commissioner’s activity;
  • appreciate that there may be further obligations in the future; and
  • understand what the insurance implications of these obligations are and what cover or protection may be available.

Units of Competency / Performance Criteria (as per the National standard of Competency for Architects 2021):

PC 1, PC 46, PC 58