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NSW fire safety inspections

NSW: Q&A Our fire safety inspections has resulted in a fire order

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
Question: Our fire safety inspection has resulted in a Fire Order which requires work for both common property and individual homes. Who pays for what?

QLD: Q&A Body Corporate Removing Strata Information From Noticeboard

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: What rights does a member of the committee have to remove, or prohibit a lot owner from displaying, strata information on the noticeboard?
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
WA Mould Covered by Insurance

WA: Q&A Is Mould in Apartment After a Cyclone Covered by Insurance?

Leonie Milonas, PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
Question: After Cyclone Veronica, units in our complex now have mould. Is mould covered by insurance or would this be a lot owner problem?

NAT: Flammable cladding, StrataVault offers a timely solution

Julie Grove, StrataVault
How do you identify which buildings are high-risk categories? How do you manage requests from lot owners? How can owners access their building information? This should all be available 24/7.
Property Audit & Assurance
Flood Insurance in Residential Strata properties

NAT: Flood Insurance Cover in Residential Strata properties. Are you Covered?

Whitbread Insurance Brokers
In the aftermath of a flood, many depend on their insurance to help recoup losses. Sadly however, stressful situations are often made worse when people find out their Strata Insurance policy does not cover damage as a result of flood.
NSW: Give Me Back My Hot Shower!

NSW: Give Me Back My Hot Shower!

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

Can the chairperson of an owners corporation disconnect the hot water supply to common property showers in a swimming pool area without the authority of his owners corporation? A recent NCAT case grappled with this interesting issue.

Last Edition's Star Articles

QLD Light Nuisance from a Neighbour

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

Peter Hunt, Mathews Hunt Legal
NSW Meeting Minutes

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

Leanne Habib,
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QLD: Combustible Cladding Checklist Part 2

Identified building owners have until the 29 May to ensure that they have completed part 2 of the three-part Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist. For more information on obtaining quotes for the audit, see this recent ⚠️alert: QBCC warns owners to obtain competitive quotes for Safer Buildings Audit and more about the Safer Buildings Audit, including deadlines and important dates here.

NSW: Enter the SCA NSW Strata Community and Engagement Award

City of Sydney is a proud sponsor of SCA NSW Strata Community & Engagement Award which recognises strata schemes that are working to reduce their impact on the environment. Entries close on 31 May. Calling for nominations from all of NSW. 

VIC **Last Chance**: 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

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

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

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Levies: A planning essential for strata Sydney: 18 Jun, 6 – 8 pm

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

Western Australia

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

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! 


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 16 May, 10 - 11 am

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