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NT Building disputes

With the exception of one section, the Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act (“the Act”) and the Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Regulations (“the Regulations”) came into force on 29 November 2010.

The legislation covers construction contracts entered into after 1 July 2005, whether or not in writing, for construction work performed on a site in the NT. It also covers contracts for the supply of materials and services associated with construction projects.

The legislation provides an adjudication scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of construction contracts, and also provides for minimum contract standards, by implying that certain conditions apply where the contract between the parties fails to cover the same issues in writing.

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IAMA (administered by Resolution Institute) is prescribed in the Regulations as an appointer for the purposes of the Act and has many experienced registered adjudicators amongst its members.


Appointment Fees

If you would like to make an application to Resolution Institute to appoint an adjudicator to determine your payment dispute, the following appointment fees will apply;

  • $220.00 - For payment disputes of up to $200,000
  • $440.00 - For payment disputes of between $200,001 and $999,999
  • $660.00 - For payment disputes of $1,000,000 and above

All of the above fees include GST.

The fee will be required to be paid in advance of a nomination of an adjudicator. It is anticipated that the fee will be lodged with an Application for Adjudication, however if this does not occur, the applicant will be asked to lodge the fee before an appointment is made.

As dedicated members of the not for profit membership association for alternative dispute resolution, Resolution Institute, adjudicators appointed by Resolution Institute pay 10 percent of fees received from NT adjudications to Resolution Institute to enable the achievement of its vision for ‘a world where people resolve conflicts well’.


Address for lodgement of Applications

Applications for appointment of an Adjudicator can be lodged with Resolution Institute. Addresses for lodgement in the Northern Territory or in WA are shown below;

In the Northern Territory

Attention: Cris Cureton

C/- Squire Patton Boggs

​Level 10, 24 Mitchell St

DARWIN NT 0800

In Western Australia

Attention: Corporate Edge Business Services

C/- Suite 3, 11 Preston St

COMO WA 6152

To apply online and receive a physical print out of your application please apply below.

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