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Cladding remediation program - Register your interest


Hansen Yuncken is delighted to announce our appointment as Managing Contractor for the NSW Government’s cladding remediation program, Project Remediate. 

Registrations of Interest are now open for the following disciplines:
-    Building Investigation Contractor
-    Façade Consultant 
-    Surveyor
-    Fire Engineer 
-    Architectural Service
-    Structural Consultant
-    Superintendent...

Skill Up From Home


Here is your opportunity to improve your business skills and be on the pathway to a qualification.


To better support people affected by the COVID-19 rules in the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Illawarra, Central Coast, and Hunter, Training Services NSW has introduced the Skill Up From Home program, which...

Priority COVID-19 vaccination booking for 16 to 39 year-olds


The majority of people with COVID-19 in NSW are under 40. To reduce the spread of the virus, people aged 16 to 39 living in areas of concern can now access priority vaccination appointments.

Who can book

People aged 16 to 39 who are residents of the following local government...



NSW Health has released details inviting construction workers residing in specific Local Government Areas (LGAs) to take part in a Vaccination Super Sunday located at 1 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 15 August 2021.

Bookings will only be given to construction workers from the LGAs of Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield,...

Procurement guide for tower cranes


SafeWork NSW Engineering team has undertaken a technical review during the development of a Tower Crane Procurement Guideline.

This Guideline was developed as part of an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) between Lendlease Building Pty Ltd and SafeWork NSW. The EU is the outcome of an incident involving a Stiff Legged Derrick...

Changes from Wednesday 11 August 2021


All sites in Greater Sydney can reopen

  • This includes sites within the eight affected local government areas: Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta.
  • Construction sites (unoccupied) will be capped at 50% of their maximum daily project workforce to reduce contacts and mobility.
  • It will be up...

Impact of insolvency on home owners warranty


HBCF: Beware the unintended consequences of insolvency

COVID restrictions during July saw most Sydney construction sites shutdown for two weeks. During that time, much of the media coverage warned of the increased risk of insolvency for those builders affected by the shutdown.

Where a company is facing significant financial hardship,...

Preparatory works from 29 July


To enable construction sites to resume safely on 31 July, preparatory works can begin from 29 July. These works include: 

  • checking or maintaining installations or equipment
  • cleaning, waste removal or waste management
  • stocktaking or restocking
  • delivery of materials or equipment
  • servicing or installation of amenities
  • relocation on the construction site...