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Welcome to your Wednesday Edition of Strata Life!

As this is our first newsletter for Winter, check out our article from HFM Asset Management on how to efficiently keep your building warm.

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Latest Articles

WA Resolving Strata Disputes

WA: Resolving Strata Disputes Under the Strata Title Act Amendments

Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal
The resolution of strata disputes is one of the key areas for reform in the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA). We look at how these changes will affect the resolution of strata disputes.
QLD Visitor Parking in Apartments

QLD: Q&A The First rule of Visitor Parking in Apartments – umm, it’s for visitors!

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: We have applied to park our third car in an unused, unmarked (visitor?) parking area. Can the body corporate reasonably refuse our request and what is a fair timeframe for approval?
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SA For Sale Sign

SA: Q&A Do You Need Permission to Display a For Sale Sign?

Flavia Ger, Ace Body Corporate Management
Question: Can a for sale sign can be displayed on the outside a strata townhouse in Adelaide? Are there restrictions on how long can it be left up?
NSW Windows strata responsibility

NSW: Q&A Are windows strata responsibility – cleaning and repairs

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan

Question: Can the Executive Committee pass a special resolution stating lot owners are responsible for the repairs and maintenance of their windows and doors?
Hynes Legal
NSW NCAT Approves Security FOB By-Law

NSW: NCAT Approves Security FOB By-Law

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & CoIn a recent decision, NCAT upheld a security fob by-law made by an owners corporation. This is a good decision as it demonstrates that appropriately worded security fob and access key by-laws can be made by owners corporations.
Winter is Officially Here

NAT: Winter is Officially Here!

Andrea Quintero, Beth Morris, Navin Chalisey & Ramin Danesfaleh, HFM Asset Management
Keeping a house warm during winter can be quite expensive. However, keeping a building warm? – That’s an entirely different & a lot more complex story. But don’t worry: we are here to help.

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Unreasonable Strata Communications

NSW: How to Deal With Unreasonable Strata Communications

Carlo Fini, JS Mueller & Co
WA Overdue Strata Levies

WA: Q&A Should Lot Owner’s Overdue Strata Levies Be Kept Private?

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.

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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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

SCA NSW: Strata Committee Training Syd: 3 & 4 Jul, 9 am – 1:30 pm

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

NSW Fair Trading: Role of the Committee - Webinar 4 Jul, 1 - 2 pm

NSW Fair Trading: Role of the Committee - Webinar 18 Jul, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Western Australia

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

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

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

Upcoming Events


2019 SCA Conference Auckland, NZ: 11 - 13 June


Smart Strata: Community Education Seminar - Insurance Readiness Program & Strata Mythbusters!  ACRA: Body Corporates Dealing with Concrete Repair Broadbeach: 27 June, 5:45 - 8:30 pm

Strata in Skirts: EOFY Celebrations South Brisbane: 5 July, 5 - 8 pm


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 27 Jun, 10 - 11 am

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