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NSW Parking Problems in Your Apartment Building

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

Check out the comment from Philip Colless, Pyrmont Building Manager about how he controls parking in his building. Some great ideas here. Would this work in your building? Plus a more controversial view from Jean.
QLD Smoking in Strata

QLD: Smoking in Strata

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

Question: A tenant’s smoke drift in our strata is going into common areas. He has been served a Form 11. How do we either make this stop or evict the smoker?
NSW Reduce My Strata Levies

NSW: Q&A Can I Reduce My Strata Levies By Doing My Own Lawn Mowing?

Rod Smith, The Strata Collective
Question: Can I do the mowing for my common area garden and take the cost of my lawn maintenance off my levies?
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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. Quite a discussion going on about this one. Not to be missed. What are your thoughts?
NSW Repeal of Exclusive Use By-Law

NSW: Why Snoozing Is Losing: Supreme Court Upholds Repeal of Exclusive Use By-Law

Carlo Fini, JS Mueller & Co Lawyers
The NSW Supreme Court upheld the validity of the repeal of a common property rights by-law even though the owner of the lot benefitted by the by-law did not consent to the repeal. Find out why.

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QLD Noisy floor upstairs

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

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal and Stuart Clough, Noisenet
WA Plumbing Problems in My Unit

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

Jordan Dinga, Abode 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

New South Wales

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

OCN Quarterly Briefing: Creating Effective Partnerships Between Committees, Building and Strata Managers Woolloomooloo: 1 Jun, 10:30 am – 12:30 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

Central Coast Council: Strata Living for Older People - Free information session Tuggerah: 19 Jun, 10 am – 12 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


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: EOFY Social Sundowner Subiaco: 28 Jun, 5 - 7 pm

SCA WA: Lot Owners - Tips for Maintaining your Complex Bentley: 25 Jun, 2 - 5 pm

SCA WA: Professional Development - Ongoing Challenges Bentley: 4 Jul, 2 - 5 pm
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