Construction & Engineering Breakfast Series: Seminar 3 - Brisbane

Feb 2016 |

You have signed a construction contract but is that all you need? With many recent developments in the construction industry, our team has first hand experience with respect to how these changes are effecting construction projects.

During this series of presentations, our team will explain some of the issues and key points of interest relevant to contractors, principals and consultants who work in construction and development.

Seminar 3: How green is my contract – issues with contaminated land

With fewer greenfield sites in the marketplace, developers, land owners and construction companies are faced with the liabilities and risks surrounding development on brownfield sites.  Often, brownfield sites are either known to be contaminated, or are found to be contaminated during construction.

During this seminar, Mark Kenney, Special Counsel and Johanna Kennerley, Senior Associate will discuss:

  • The rights and responsibilities of both the land owner and the developer where development is occurring on contaminated land, or where contamination is discovered once construction activities commence;
  • Consideration of specific clauses in construction contracts relating to site conditions;
  • Contaminated land offences, and particularly those where senior staff can found personally liable for the company breaching the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act;
  • How your company and senior staff can avoid such risks and minimise exposure when developing contaminated land; and
  • How developers or contractors can claim for the costs of dealing with contaminated land.

Seminar 1 details can be found here.

Seminar 2 details can be found here.


Thursday 4 February 2016


7:30 AM-9:00 AM


Queensland Law Society
Level 2
179 Ann Street

To RSVP, please contact Alyssa Watt on 07 3000 8445 or