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NSW Assistance Devices and Safety Hazards

NSW: Q&A Can I park my Mobility Scooter in the Foyer or is it a Safety Hazard?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: My application to park a Wheelie Walker in the foyer of our apartment block has been refused on the grounds that storage of the mobility scooter will be a safety hazard.
QLD Fire Audit and Fire Door Compliance

QLD: Q&A Fire Audit and Fire Door Compliance

Peter Pedersen,
Scanline Fire Doors

Question: Regarding an Annual Fire Safety Audit in Queensland of a 2 storey 6 unit complex, if nothing changes from one year to the next is there really a need or a requirement for a fire audit every year?
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WA Proxy Voting

WA: Q&A Proxy Voting and the Validity of the Proxy Form

Andrew Chambers, Chambers Franklyn Strata Management
Question: What requirements would need to be satisfied for a valid proxy form during the proxy voting process in Western Australia?
NSW Changing Strata Managers

NSW: Q&A Changing Strata Managers Can Be Difficult

Jamie Welbourne,
SMS Strata Management

Question: Our current strata manager is making it very difficult to change strata managers. Do we have the right to insist they do not attend the EGM and for the Secretary to chair the meeting?
Hynes Legal
NSW Strata Renewal Reform

NSW: The Unintentional Impact Of The NSW Government’s Strata Renewal Reform On Lower-Income Earners

Bannermans Lawyers
Will the redevelopment of cheaper strata buildings in high-value areas, now more achievable after the introduction of Part 10, in fact, lead to a displacement of lower-income earners?
NSW Combustible Cladding

NSW: Does Your Strata Scheme Have Combustible Cladding? The Top 3 Items to Review Now

Daniela Terruso,
JS Mueller & Co

The owners corporations can consider regulating certain types of behaviour by amending or adopting additional bylaws for your strata scheme, with a view to mitigating risk.

Last Edition's Star Articles

QLD Changing the Appearance of the Lot

QLD: Q&A Renovations, Altering Common Property & Changing the Appearance of the Lot

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Seller Duty of Disclosure WA Strata Title Reforms

Seller’s Duties of Disclosure under WA’s Strata Title Reforms

Anthony Quahe,
Civic Legal

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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. 

VIC: Owners Corporations and Other Acts Amendment Bill

The release of the exposure draft provides a final opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the proposed reforms before the Bill is finalised for introduction into Parliament. Submissions close 10 May, 2019

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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

City of Sydney: Strata Basics What you need to know before living in an apartment Zetland: 7 May, 6 - 8 pm

City of Parramatta: Reducing energy and water use in common areas Epping: 7 May, 6 - 8 pm

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

LRS: Strata Plan Interpretation Seminar Sydney: 14 May, 2 – 4:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Chatswood: 15 May, 9 am – 1:30 pm

City of Sydney: RBM Training program - Session 2 Barangaroo: 28 May, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Women In Strata: Charity Karaoke Night Sydney: 30 May, 6 – 10 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Paws: Living with pets in apartments Sydney: 4 Jun, 6 – 8 pm

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


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 9 May, 10 - 11 am

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

Upcoming Events


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


BCCM Webinar: Body corporate decision making 29 May, 2 pm

Smart Strata: Community Education Seminar - Insurance Readiness Program & Strata Mythbusters! 

Western Australia

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

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

NABERS Information Morning Session Perth: 23 May, 9 - 10 am

NABERS Information Afternoon Session Perth: 23 May, 3 - 4 pm
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