Looking back at the year just completed, 2016 proved to be an interesting year in the space we may call the ‘construction industry law’ space. In early 2017, it's time to look back on some of the key developments.

There were specific changes that occurred in regards to building permits in Victoria and various changes in the domestic construction industry in Victoria that were mooted. Three 2016 court decisions in particular resulted in critical changes to the law. The law changes slowly as a general rule, and generally changes…