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Latest Articles

QLD Speed Limits

QLD: Q&A Enforcing and Policing Speed Limits on Private Roads

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

Question: Are speed limit signs mandatory on private roads (within our scheme) and how do we set a reasonable limit? Also, how is road safety enforced and policed?
WA Terminology New WA Strata Legislation

WA: May, Shall and Must – Terminology of the New WA Strata Legislation

Shane White, Strata Title Consult
May, Shall and Must in the Strata Titles Act are important words used throughout the Act which are not specifically defined & are often overlooked. You just MAY need to take note leading up to the new legislation.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
NSW Overdue strata fees interest charge

NSW: Q&A Overdue strata fees – Is there a standard interest charge?

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata 

Question: Can the owners corporation charge interest on overdue strata fees? If so, is there a regulated, standard rate?
SA outstanding amounts & voting

SA: Q&A Do outstanding amounts limit the ability to vote?

Flavia Ger,
Ace Body Corporate Management

Question: Is a lot owner entitled to vote an EGM or AGM if there are outstanding amounts payable to the corporation for work done?
Hynes Legal
NSW Cost Recovery ByLaw

NSW: 5 Most Useful By-laws: 1. The Cost Recovery ByLaw

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers

The Top Most Useful By-law is the Cost Recovery ByLaw. What does it do?  What does it cover? and What doesn't it cover? From the removal of abandoned goods to the cost of bylaw enforcement, we take a closer look at this bylaw.

QLD: Approving Improvements – Part 1 Body Corporate

Denise Bretherton,
Archers the Strata Professionals

Can the committee approve spending for project X? You first need to investigate the details of project X to determine how the proposal fits into the legislative framework.
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Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Useful By-law

NSW: Five Most Useful By-law Factsheets

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers


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

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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

Building approval figures give mixed signals amid rebound in apartments

Victims suffer as combustible cladding crisis rages on

Federal Budget 2019: What’s in Store for the Property Industry

Shock Surge in Apartment Approvals Unlikely to Last: ABS

Top 10 (Future) Tallest Buildings in Australia

VIC: Inner-city council push for new developments to have option to scrap parking spaces


Work faster and work smarter: water damage claims


VCAT cladding decision sets “roundabout” precedent


10 of Melbourne’s top luxury apartments

Upcoming Events

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


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

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

Upcoming Events


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

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

SCA WA: PD - Defects: Asking the right questions at the right time All SCA Members Welcome! Bentley: 9 May, 8 - 10:30 am

SCA WA: Owner Workshop - Open Panel Session Wembley: 16 May, 2 - 5 pm
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