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NSW Replacing Items of Common Property

NSW: Replacing Items of Common Property Just Got Much Harder

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co
The effect of this decision is that it will be more difficult for an owners corporation to replace items of common property that are old and worn but can still be maintained or repaired.
QLD Vacant Possession for Repairs

QLD: Q&A Vacant Possession for Repairs to Common Property

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Can our Body Corporate demand Vacant Possession to undertake waterproofing repairs to common property? With no choice to stay in the unit, shouldn’t alternative accommodation be supplied at their cost?
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NSW Install a Stair Lift

NSW: Q&A Refusing the Request for the Owners Corporation to Install a Stair Lift

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: An single lot owner wants the owners corporation to install a stair lift for the use of her friends. It will not benefit to any owner, will require ongoing maintenance and cause on obstruction.
VIC Form an Owners Corporation

VIC: Q&A Do We Have to Form an Owners Corporation in a Small (3 lot) Scheme?

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria

Question: In a three lot scheme with little or no common areas, do we need to form an owners corporation or can we agree to act independently. What is the minimum we are required to do?
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QLD Quantity Surveyors

QLD: Quantity Surveyors Survey Quantities

Wayne Stevens, UOAQ PresidentWe have two suggestions regarding strata insurance valuations: 1. Obtain more frequent valuations from quantity surveyors, and 2. Find a quantity surveyor who charges less for follow-up valuations.
NSW The Capital Works Fund

NSW: Where’s My Money Honey Part 2 – The Capital Works Fund

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
With a quality 10 year Capital Works fund plan budgeted properly from day dot, a scheme should now have little need to raise a special levy for capital expenditure in future years.
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QLD Who Maintains Apartment Balcony

QLD: Q&A Who Maintains What on my Apartment Balcony?

Hayley Gath,
Mathews Hunt Legal
Strata Insurance for storage cages

Q&A Strata Insurance cover for items in storage cages

Lia de Sousa,
Whitbread Insurance Brokers

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NSW: Building Stronger Foundations

NSW Fair Trading is seeking feedback on the discussion paper, Building Stronger Foundations. Comments received will used to shape the design and scope of the reforms to the building and construction sector. Have your say by 24 July.

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 until 22 July. 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.

Positions Vacant

State: Victoria
Location: South Melbourne
Role/Position: Owners Corporation Managers & Assistants
Email: kelseym@strataplan.com.au
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Upcoming Events

New South Wales


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 Green Apartments: How to combat bad behaviour in your strata community Syd: 23 Jul, 6 - 8 pm

Queensland


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

Victoria


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

Upcoming Events

National


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

Western Australia


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

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

SCA WA: Strata Management Practice Standard - Workshop One Subiaco: 24 Jul, 8:30 am - 12 pm

SCA WA: Managing the Whole Picture Bentley: 1 Aug, 8 - 9:30 am
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