Fri 18th June 2021
8.30am - 11.30am 
Trinity on Hampden
230 Hampden Rd, Crawley WA 

Who should attend? 

 Commercial & Residential Builders, Construction companies, Mining Companies

 Contracts Administrators, Directors, Project & Industry Managers, Engineers,

Building Surveyors, Contractors, Architects  

Changes to Construction contracts in WA - The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment ) Bill 2020

Presented by Andrew Vinciullo , Special Counsel HFW  

The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA) (the Bill) was introduced into the WA Parliament on 23 September 2020 by Mr J.R. Quigley MLA (the Minister for Commerce).  The stated purpose of the Bill is to provide better payment protections to contractors working in the WA building and construction industry to "ensure they get paid on time, every time".

This presentation will discuss ;

1)    Contract Terms: Proposed changes to and introduction of standard terms and obligations under construction contracts; and
2)    Adjudication: Changes to the payment claim system and the adjudication of payment disputes.


Dispute Resolution Process

Presented by Paul Gronow, Principal Technical Officer, Building and Energy Division Dept of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 

Paul will discuss ; 

•    What sort of complaints can dealt with by the Building Commissioner
•    Who can make a complaint about a building dispute
•    Time limits for making a complaint
•    Dispute resolution process


How to manage subcontractor insolvency 

Presented by Wayne Rushton and Hayden White 



This presentation will discuss; 


•    How to manage counterparty risk before and after a counterparty’s insolvency
•    An overview of the new Small Business Restructuring regime, including risks to head

•    Warning signs that a subcontractor may be under stress 
•    Opportunities and risks for the construction industry in the current climate

Venue may change should we exceed capacity due to high demand for this topic  (to a venue close to current venue) . Notification will be provided at least 7 days prior to the event 




A Q & A Speaker Panel will be available at the end of the presentations . Please prepare questions in advance if possible 



Principal Technical Officer: Building and Energy 

Paul Gronow is the Principal Technical Officer at Building and Energy (formerly Building Commission). Paul is a carpenter by trade and obtained his builders registration by examination in 1993. Paul also has an associate Diploma in Applied Science Construction from Leederville TAFE.


Paul commenced in the role of a building inspector with the Builders Registration Board of WA in 2003 which he held for 3 years and 5 years as the Boards Technical Services Manager. Upon the commencement of the Building Commission in 2011 Paul managed the activities of Building, Painting and Plumbing inspectors. In Pauls current role with Building and Energy he reviews evidence relating to building complaints and provides technical advice on the compliance of building work.


Paul’s role also requires him to assist the Complaints Manager in identifying and monitoring trends relating to complaints and formulates policy and guidelines relating to the delivery of resolution services, including identifying strategies to educate industry stakeholders on building related matters.

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Andrew specialises in construction and general commercial matters, having assisted clients in resolving commercial disputes and advising on legal and regulatory risks for over 12 years. Andrew regularly appears on behalf of clients in court, arbitration and conciliation.

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Partner, Restructuring Services


Wayne is a Partner at KPMG with over 23 years of experience in a variety of fields including corporate restructuring, audit, corporate finance and business/corporate advisory services.


This broad background of experience places Wayne in a unique position to assist clients with both financial and operational restructures, identify opportunities for early intervention and provide a holistic approach to crisis management.


Wayne has a passion for providing turnaround advice to his clients, including working capital optimisation, risk mitigation, strategic reviews and organisational restructuring, which are all of particular importance in the current environment and can provide a platform for business improvement and growth opportunities. 

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Hayden joined KPMG in 2009 as a member of the Restructuring Services team specialising in financial restructuring, turnaround and corporate recovery. He is experienced in assisting all stakeholders of companies experiencing underperformance and stress to develop financial restructuring initiatives and turnaround plans. As a registered liquidator, Hayden also has considerable experience in leading formal insolvency engagements on behalf of lenders and other creditors.

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