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QLD Light Nuisance from a Neighbour

QLD: Q&A Light Nuisance from a Neighbour (inside or outside the scheme)

Peter Hunt, Mathews Hunt Legal
Question: We are unable to navigate an area of common property at night due to a bright light shining into the space from a neighbour.
NSW Meeting Minutes

NSW: Q&A Meeting Minutes - How much detail should go in?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: If the strata committee has been unable to provide an immediate answer to a question can the explanation be added as a note/addendum to the minutes of the meeting?
VIC: Q&A Individual Strata Insurance for a Small Owners Corporation

VIC: Q&A Individual Strata Insurance for a Small Owners Corporation

Simon Plummer, StrataRatings
Question: Who is responsible for insurance to cover townhouses that are on their own title? I believe lot owners would be responsible for individual strata insurance.

ACT: Q&A Owners Corporation Reimbursed for Executive Committee Spending?

Jan Browne,
Whittles Strata Partners

Question: If the Executive Committee is unable to justify expenditure can Owners Corporation request reimbursement from Committee members?
Hynes Legal
QLD lot entitlement adjustments

QLD: That’s it for contribution schedule lot entitlement adjustments

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
The question about how to adjust contribution schedule lot entitlements has finally been put to rest. In practical terms, you won't be able to adjust the CSLE unless there's a resolution without dissent at a general meeting.

NSW: Owners Corporations, Common Property Repairs and Insurance

Warwick van Ede, JS Mueller & Co
Cracked walls and failing waterproof membranes are two of the common issues which owners corporations have to deal with when repair common property. The backing of an insurer can be a “life saver” in a situation like this.
Express Glass

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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
QLD Fire Audit and Fire Door Compliance

QLD: Q&A Fire Audit and Fire Door Compliance

Peter Pedersen,
Scanline Fire Doors

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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


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

New South Wales

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


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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