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NSW Parking Problems in Your Apartment Building

NSW: Best Way to Solve Resident Parking Problems in Your Apartment Building

Tell us - What's the best (or worst) way to solve resident parking problems in an apartment building? What has - or hasn't - work in your building? We want to hear your success (or fail......) stories.
QLD Very noisy floor upstairs

QLD: Q&A The very noisy floor upstairs disturbs our peace

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal and Stuart Clough, Noisenet
I am thinking of installing insulation in the ceiling and a walls as I hear children running around on the very noisy floor upstairs on a daily basis.
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WA Plumbing Problems in My Unit

WA: Q&A Plumbing Problems in My Unit. Who pays for Investigating the Cause?

Jordan Dinga, Abode Strata
Question: I have plumbing problems in my unit. Who pays for the cost of investigating the cause, clearing the pipes and digging up of pavement etc, or is this a lot owner responsibility?
NSW 10 Steps to a DIY Strata Report

NSW: How Much Is A Strata Report OR 10 Steps to a DIY Strata Report

Paula Byrnes, Strata Gophers
Question: Are you wondering how much a strata report costs vs doing one yourself? If you’d rather go down the Do It Yourself path, here is our handy 10 step guide. Be warned - it's not easy!
QLD Which strata account do we debt?

QLD: Q&A Insurance Valuation – which strata account do we debt?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: For our Insurance Valuation, the Body Corporate Manager advises that the cost should be debited to the Admin Fund rather than the Sinking Fund. What is your opinion on which strata account we should debit?
NSW Appoint a Compulsory Strata Manager

NSW: How to Appoint a Compulsory Strata Manager under Section 237 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

Michael Pobi, Pobi Lawyers
We provide some examples of the situations where a lot owner can apply to NCAT for an order to appoint a compulsory strata manager and the consequences of same to the lot owners.
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NSW Minor Renovations Unreasonable Refusal

NSW: Minor Renovations (eg Air Conditioner Installation) & Unreasonable Refusal

Samantha Saw, Speirs Ryan
QLD Positions on the Committee

QLD: Q&A Refusing Members from Holding Positions on the Committee

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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Strata Consultants – Melbourne Body Corporate Services Broker

Strata Consultants – Melbourne Body Corporate Services Broker

Guiding Committees on how to change body corporate companies
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WA: Specialising in residential and commercial strata.
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QLD: Combustible Cladding Checklist Part 2

Identified building owners have until the 31 July 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 deadline extensions 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. 

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Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

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

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

City of Sydney: Recycle your unwanted electronic goods Alexandria: 8 Jun, 9 am – 3 pm

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

SCA NSW: Strata Owners Day Syd: 22 Jun, 9 am – 4 pm

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


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 30 May, 10 - 11 am

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

Upcoming Events

Western Australia

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

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

SCA WA: EOFY Social Sundowner Subiaco: 28 Jun, 5 - 4 pm


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

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