The new payment laws for construction contracts in WA will come into effect on 1 August 2022.
If you are involved in building and construction work as a contractor at any level, you need to understand the significant changes that are coming.
The new laws will apply to construction contracts entered into on or after 1 August 2022, with supporting regulations being introduced in three stages.
Our Security of Payment Member Guide
In March, we ran a news item summarising the changes and announcing a Security of Payment Member Guide we had just created. If you are are a member of the Association, you can obtain the Guide by logging into the members-only area and selecting 'Security of Payment Law' under Members' resources (on the left-hand side of the page).
Educational materials from the WA Government
The Building and Energy Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has published the following resources for subcontractors, head contractors, builders and suppliers.
DMIRS say they will provide additional information in the future.