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The Lifecycle of Property Development – the shifting conditions for investment

Date - 16 March 2023
Venue - Bartier Perry

While we don’t have a crystal ball, 2023 is bound to bring significant change affecting property developers in NSW. Hear from the experts on key aspects of the property development lifecycle – from finance and tax structuring tips through to managing risk.

Following the final session, we hope you can join us for drinks, where you will be able to meet and chat to others in the property development industry as well as meeting our presenters.


2.50 PM

3.00 PM
Tax and Structuring - getting it right!

Presenters: Lisa To & Peter Kramer

Mitigate unnecessary income tax, CGT, GST and duty liabilities by structuring carefully from the outset. Using a real life ATO audit case involving a trust, SMSF and property development agreement we will highlight tax and funding issues that could have been prevented.

3.25 PM
Current challenges in obtaining development consent

Presenter: Steven Griffiths

As development costs continue to rise, delays in a project can be critical. We will look at current challenges to obtaining development consent and consider some strategies to potentially make the pathway to consent a smoother one.

3.50 PM
Short break

4.00 PM
Marketing off-the-plan apartments – that wasn’t in the brochure!

Presenters: Craig Munter & Irene Horan

The decision handed down by the Federal Court last year in Ripani v Century Legend Pty Ltd has changed the landscape for marketing apartments in “off-the-plan” developments. In this session we will examine the key takeaways from the case and provide tips on how to avoid a claim for misleading and deceptive representation.

The Design and Building Practitioners Act – risks for developers

Presenter - David Creais

The stated aim of the Design and Building Practitioners Act is restoration of public confidence in the NSW building industry by regulating the activities of those who design and construct new buildings. But the Court’s interpretation of the wording of the Act has extended the reach of the duty of care beyond those who might be thought to carry out “construction work” and has brushed aside the corporate veil. We will examine what this means for developers and suggest strategies to minimise a developer’s risk of unexpected liability.

4.50 PM
Networking & refreshments

Please feel free to extend this invitation to colleagues where appropriate.



Thursday 16 March 2023



2.50 PM Registration

3.00 PM Event commences

5.00 PM Networking & refreshments



By 9 March. Please advise of any dietary requirements in the form below.