Construction and Infrastructure Report: June 2021

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    01 June 2021

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Welcome to the Construction and Infrastructure Report – a round-up of industry news and thought leadership to support New Zealand's construction and infrastructure sector.

In this issue, we examine the trends in dispute resolution as a flow on effect from COVID-19 and take a deeper look at the proposed amendments to the Construction Contracts Act that aim to strengthen the retentions regime, including proposing hefty penalties for
non-compliance and a continuing disclosure regime.

Sustainability is sweeping every industry, including the country's construction and infrastructure sector. MinterEllisonRuddWatts is delighted to support The Chancery Lane Project, an initiative to develop contractual clauses that help fight climate change. Our experts also offer insights into the implications for businesses stemming from the Climate Change Commission's advice to Government, and discuss how to maximise Government support for sustainability projects.

Our firm has hosted a number of events in the past couple of months, including a robust panel discussion with industry leaders on what defines a successful outcome, and an event with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) on the topic of resilience and an infrastructure-led economic recovery.

We hope you enjoy the insights we share below.

If you would like to discuss any of the topics in this report, please get in touch with one of our experts.