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NSW Strata Purchase

NSW: Q&A Monitoring the Owners Corporation During Strata Purchase

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal
Question: How can a purchaser in a Strata complex maintain oversight of the Owners Corporation and the committee's functioning between exchange and settlement?
QLD Body Corporate Committee Members

QLD: Q&A Requirements for Body Corporate Committee Members

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

Question: Can a person who owns a hairdressing salon in the foyer of our building be a Body Corporate Committee member?
SA Strata Manager Instructions

SA: Q&A Who Does the Strata Manager Take Instruction From?

Tyson D’Sylva,
Ace Body Corporate Management 

Question: Our strata manager has decided it would be a good idea to insulate the ceiling space of the top story units. He is pushing the committee to agree and sign off on this.

VIC: Q&A Lighting in common areas – Are sensor lights compliant?

Tracey Wyber,
Trackie Industries

Question: For exterior lighting in common areas, would sensor lights which come on only when they detect motion be OHS compliant?
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NSW Leasehold Owners Corporations Given No Right To Make Building Defect Claims

NSW: You’re on Your Own: Leasehold Owners Corporations Given No Right To Make Building Defect Claims

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co
A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal means the owners corporations of most leasehold strata schemes will need to foot the bill for costs to repair building defects.
QLD Creating community

QLD: Know your owners and residents better, by creating community

 Julie Grove, StrataVault
We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of body corporate but find obvious governance issues. Community needs to be created by body corporate to facilitate transparency and open lines of communication.
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VIC Don't Tell Them About the Cat

VIC: Q&A Let’s Just Not Tell Them About the Cat

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria
NSW Owners Get to Keep Balcony

NSW: Owners Get to Keep Balcony

 Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

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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.

WA: Short Stay Problems?

Short stay problems? Are you having problems with short stays in your building? Samantha Reece, Director of WA Apartment Advocacy is doing some research on short term lets in Strata. If you can help, please contact Samantha on P: 0452 067 117 or E: [email protected]

Positions Vacant

State: Victoria
Location: South Melbourne
Role/Position: Owners Corporation Managers & Assistants
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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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 18 Jul, 10:30 - 11:30 am


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

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

Upcoming Events


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

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
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