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WA duties of a council member

WA Strata Titles Amendment Act 2018: duties of a council member and how to protect yourself from liability

Glenn Scott, Civic Legal
The upcoming WA reforms have introduced new duties for strata council members. Strata council members need to be diligent and conscious of the strata company’s interests. This may include declaring a conflict of interest.
NSW illegal parking notice

NSW Case Study: Is your illegal parking notice just an empty threat?

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal  
This case study is a reminder to building managers and strata managers to check the validity of the scheme’s illegal parking enforcement notices before issuing them. There may be other options.
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QLD responsible exterior maintenance

QLD: Q&A Who is responsible for the exterior maintenance of the building?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Who is responsible for the exterior maintenance such as cleaning of the roof? Is it the Body Corporate or the lot owner?
NSW New Committee

NSW: Q&A We are a Brand New Committee. Where do we start?

Rod Smith, The Strata Collective
Question:  I am part of a newly formed Strata Committee in a 12yr old building containing 60 units. We'd like to prioritise what needs to be addressed. How do we proceed?
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Up to $5,000 from the ACT Government

Up to $5,000 from the ACT Government helps cut common area costs

Actsmart Business Energy and Water Team
If you are one of the many owners corporations in Canberra with common area lighting, you are likely to be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in ACT Government rebates to help reduce these ongoing costs.
NSW: Facilitate Or Discriminate

NSW: Facilitate Or Discriminate

Bannermans Lawyers
Owners and occupiers can have very different ideas about what arrangements are appropriate for assisting those with special needs to access and use their lots and common property facilities, participate in scheme meetings and observe cultural traditions.
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Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW: Q&A Can A Strata Bylaw Set a Size Limit for Dogs?

Leanne Habib,
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QLD: Can a Body Corporate Tow a Car, especially after the recent tow truck legislation changes?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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National: Have Your Say and WIN

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QLD: The first cladding stop is approaching 

An important reminder from Hynes Legal:

We don’t need to rehash what we have written previously about the state government’s cladding laws but you can read the article again if you want to.

The date for all buildings that are caught by the cladding regulations to effectively opt out of the regime (if that is the case) is 29 March.  If you don’t opt out, your building is going to stage two, with the consequential costs, even if it is not caught. If you haven’t looked at the cladding issue, the time is nigh.

Recent Comments

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NSW: The questions remain is do we as a Strata Corporation have to do something or not regarding the initial Fire Safety Installation Certificate & Annual Fire Safety Certificate given our building was built in the early 1970’s? and if so what are the scope of works required?
NSW: What the Government appears to be oblivious too is that Residential Strata Plans are just that - NOT SERVICED apartments, owners purchased knowing this particularly in retirement areas Ballina, Bryon and Tweed Heads and now the game is changing for the minority to the determent of the majority.....

Breaking News

Finance shock: apartment glut adds further pain to property market

NSW: Coalition push to make it easier for apartments to install solar

Cramped, tiny apartments are getting popular amid tight lending environment

Working together to reduce strata stress

The first community hub dedicated to the reuse and repair of household electronics has opened its doors in Sydney

QLD: South-East Queensland, Severe Storms and Flooded Underground Apartment Parking  

ACT: Trouble-plagued Bronto poses risk for high-rise building fires

Elara apartment owners to fight $10 million compo claim rejection

Upcoming Events


2019 SCA Conference Auckland, New Zealand: 11 - 13 June

New South Wales

Waverley Council: How to combat bad behaviour in your apartment building Bondi Junction: 20 Mar, 7 – 8:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Young Strata Network Darlinghurst: 22 Mar, 6:30 – 9 pm

Your Strata Property: Better Buildings [Webinar] 28 Mar, 12 – 1 pm

SCA (NSW): 2019 Industry Briefing Session | Protection in Business The Rocks: 28 Mar, 8 – 10 am

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Meetings: Why good governance matters Sydney: 2 Apr, 6 – 8 pm

SCA (NSW): Masterclass Sydney: 9 Apr, 8 – 10 am

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Chatswood: 8 May, 9 am – 1:30 pm

Upcoming Events


SCA (QLD): Committee Training Spring Hill: 28 Mar, 2 - 5 pm

Strata In Skirts: Speed Networking
Fortitude Valley: 29 Mar, 8 pm


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 4 Apr, 10 - 11 am

Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 11 Apr, 10 - 11 am

Western Australia

SCA WA: SCA A100 Introduction to Strata For Strata Managers, Industry Profs & Lot Owners. Bentley: 1 - 3 Apr, 9 am - 3 pm

SCA WA: PD - The Four Pillars of Property For Strata Managers, Industry Profs & Lot Owners. Burswood: 10 Apr, 8 - 10:30 am
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