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WA Maintenance Plan & Insurance & STAA 2018

WA: Maintenance Planning and Insurance: The Strata Titles Amendment Act 2018 (STAA 2018)

Leonie Milonas, PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers and David Chokolich, HFM Asset Management
The future strata reform requires strata companies to implement a 10 year maintenance plan. So, how does a maintenance plan benefit your insurance?
NSW Proxy Votes & Quorum Requirements AGM

NSW: Q&A Proxy Votes & Quorum Requirements for Annual General Meeting

Leanne Habib,
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Question: Absent owners provide a signed proxy voting form which is then handed out to individuals within the meeting. Is this legal?
Property Audit & Assurance
QLD Visitor Parking in Apartments

QLD: Q&A The First rule of Visitor Parking in Apartments – umm, it’s for visitors!

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: As a non-resident lot owner, the committee have asked me to stop using the visitor parking in my apartment block. Am I a lot owner or a visitor?
SA: Q&A How do we Complaint About Strata Manager in South Australia?

Q&A How do we Complaint About a Strata Manager in South Australia?

Tyson D’Sylva,
Ace Body Corporate Management

Question: Where do we lodge a complaint in SA about the behaviour and conduct of our Strata Manager?
NSW Most Useful By-law

NSW: Five Most Useful By-law Factsheets

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers

Muellers has drafted 1000’s of by-laws over the course of 40 years. During that time we have learnt what does and does not work.
So what are the five most useful by-laws? We've come up with the following list.
QLD unfair unbalanced Caretaking Agreements

QLD: Something can be done about unfair and unbalanced Caretaking Agreements

Jason Carlson, Grace Lawyers
When a new scheme is developed, it is the developer who determines the caretaking and letting agreement for the scheme. Often a developer will thrust upon a body corporate unfair and inappropriate agreements for the purpose of selling it to a third party.
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Last Edition's Star Articles

QLD Common Property Improvements BC Indemnity

QLD: Q&A Common Property Garden Improvements and BC Indemnity

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
NSW Strata Manager Complaints and Bullying

NSW: Q&A Strata Manager Complaints and Bullying

Leanne Habib,
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City of Sydney SCA (NSW) Award

NSW: Enter the SCA NSW Strata Community and Engagement Award

The City of Sydney is a proud sponsor of SCA NSW Strata Community and Engagement Award which recognises strata schemes that are working to reduce their impact on the environment. Entries are now open and close on 31 May.

Calling for nominations from all of NSW. All nominees receive a complimentary annual membership to SCA NSW and finalists will be invited to attend the whizz bang gala dinner and awards night in Sydney.

North QLD: Register for the Strata Title Inspection Program

Registration is Now Open! The North Queensland Strata Title Inspection Program is a three year project that is the development and carrying out of an inspection and assessment program for Body Corporate properties in North Queensland.

The Program is a long-term project that is to deliver an ongoing legacy of more resilient Strata Title properties, which will reduce cyclone impacts, and recovery time of communities.

Breaking News

Crane Spotting: Sydney Construction Falls While Melbourne Peaks

THE list of best suburbs around Australia for off-the-plan projects

NSW: Man dies, another critical in building scaffolding collapse at Macquarie Park

Developer’s display of wealth slammed by unhappy clients


QLD: 20,000 buildings registered for first part of Safer Buildings audit checklist

Confidence Returning to Inner Brisbane Apartment Market

Gold Coast Cranes Rise as Brisbane Sees Decline


Attack on website as building owners rush to meet Queensland fire laws

VIC: Residents across city told their apartment wrapped in dangerous cladding


Inner-city council set to vote for minimum apartment sizes, amid concern over 'dog boxes'

Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

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

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Meetings: The Handover: From developer to owners Sydney: 9 Apr, 6 – 8 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Meetings: Strata Committees: Roles and responsibilities Sydney: 30 Apr, 6 – 8 pm

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

FMA: Resi Strata Info Network Session - Fire Sydney: 3 Jul

Upcoming Events


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

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

FMA: Resi Strata Info Network Session - Fire Melbourne: 4 Jul

Western Australia

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

SCA WA: Strata Management Practice Standard (SPS) - Workshop Two Subiaco East: 24 Apr, 8:30 am - 12 pm
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