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Case Note – Roberts v Goodwin Street Developments Pty Ltd 2023 NSWCA 5

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15 May 2023
2 MIN READ
1 AUTHOR

A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision held that the retrospective statutory duty of care under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (the ‘DBPA‘) extends beyond class 2 residential buildings, to all buildings as defined in the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) (the ‘EPAA‘). This significantly broadens the application of the DBPA. Construction companies should ensure that their insurance is adequate to cover their potential exposure.

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