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NSW wheel clamping by-law

NSW: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Wheel Clamping on Common Property

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services

Question: Our by-laws have a provision to permit clamping of vehicles after due warning. Do any companies offer this service? How does the clamped owner arrange to have the vehicle released?
QLD Lot Owner’s Reimbursement for Building Faults

QLD: Q&A Lot Owner’s Reimbursement for Building Defects in Their Lot

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal
Question: A serious building defect affects every lot. Some lot owners have had the problem repaired at their cost. If the body corporate was found responsible, can those lot owners seek reimbursement?
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
VIC Light Pollution from Neighbours

VIC: Q&A The Solution to Light Pollution from Neighbours

The Knight
Question: I have a neighbour who has placed beautiful lights around their home but they leave them on through the night. Do I have any rights when it comes to light pollution from neighbours?
NSW Fined for moving bins

NSW: Q&A Fined by the OC for moving bins that were blocking my parking space!

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
Question: I relocated bins that were blocking my parking space, was captured on CCTV and have been fined $550. I’m unable to get a reasonable response from the Owners Corporation about the matter. What do I do?
QLD Approving Improvements

QLD: Approving Improvements – Part 2 Owners

Peter James,
Archers the Strata Professionals

Once you have confirmed you have a request for improvement to the common property, there are a few steps that must be met when seeking approval.
NSW Embedded Network

NSW: Stuck With An Embedded Network? Looking For A Way Out?

Bannermans Lawyers
Embedded networks are becoming more and more common in strata developments and more and more new lot owners are becoming aware too late what an expensive trap these can be.
Westside Fire Services

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QLD Body Corporate Committee Members

QLD: Q&A Requirements for Body Corporate Committee Members

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
SA Strata Manager Instruction

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

Tyson D’Sylva,
Ace Body Corporate Management 

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NSW: City of Sydney Grants Open

Would a grant help you get your local project up and running? The City of Sydney’s community, environmental, cultural and business grants are open from 19 June - 22 July 2019. Grants support projects that involve genuine community participation and help residents, workers and visitors in the City of Sydney area. Find Out More...

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]

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Location: South Melbourne
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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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


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

Upcoming Events


Rise: 2019 Griffith University Strata Title Conference Gold Coast: 4 -6 Sep


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

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

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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