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NSW When A Developer Contacts Your Building

NSW: Q&A When A Developer Contacts Your Building ... What Happens Next?

Sophia Jiang,
Omega Legal

Question: When a developer contacts your building with an offer to buy, what steps should you take? What are the committee member's obligations to the lot owners? What questions do you need to ask the developer?
QLD Accuracy of Body Corporate Committee Meeting Minutes

QLD: Q&A Accuracy of Body Corporate Committee Meeting Minutes

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: What is the minimum requirement that our Body Corporate Manager has to put in our body corporate committee meeting minutes? At present, our minutes don’t include any correspondence, financial matters, or many other items.
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SA Developer first meeting of the complex

SA: Q&A What does the Developer provide at the first meeting of the complex?

Tony Johnson, Horner Management
Question: As a small Developer of a Community Titled Property in South Australia, what am I required to provide for setting up the initial meeting of the complex?
NSW Where are my levies going

NSW: Where’s my money honey (Or where are my levies going)?

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
In an effort to provide transparency around strata fees I've provided an exhaustive list of the main types of expenditure (and estimated amounts – noting these figures are incredibly general) you’re likely to encounter.
Car Park Lighting

Car Park Lighting: Get Compliant & Improve Safety

Tracey Wyber, Trackie Industries
Smart controls and good car park design plays a vital role in protecting vehicles and their human cargo. Most people don’t link road safety issues and good car park lighting together. One of the most common design failures can be seen near the front entrance.
Flammable cladding costs to building owners

Flammable cladding costs could approach billions for building owners if authorities dither

 Simon Lockrey and Trivess Moore, RMIT University
We looked at Victoria as a case study. The ultimate figure will depend on the cost-efficiency of any rectification program and the risk level and size of the 629 buildings known to be affected.
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NSW Windows strata responsibility

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

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
QLD Visitor Parking

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

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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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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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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