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NSW: Q&A Mixed Use Developments and Maintenance Bills

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal
Question: We are a mixed use development with residential and commercial. Commercial does not wish to contribute to exterior maintenance of the building. Are they legally obliged?
QLD spending limits

QLD: Body corporate spending limits – What are they and when do they apply?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Our Committee is proposing Building Manager spending limits to reduce the time and expense of votes outside committee. Is the body corporate allowed to authorise these limits?
Express Glass
ACT Challenged Special Resolution

ACT: Q&A Can a Special Resolution be Challenged?

Jan Browne,
Whittles Strata Partners

Question: Can a special resolution be challenged? Our Committee believes they can use funds for anything they like as long as they have the votes. Why should I contribute if improvements offer me no advantage?
NSW Solve Resident Parking Problems

NSW: Best Way to Solve Resident Parking Problems in Your Apartment Building

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services

Question: To solve parking problems in our apartment building how do we identify the vehicle owner? Can we require residents to provide their vehicle details?
Lifts: Strata Owners’ Responsibilities

Lifts: A Guideline to Strata Owners’ Responsibilities

Rex Henning,
Equity Elevator Management

One of our past seminars covered Strata Owners' responsibilities regarding lift maintenance. It was so helpful, we were asked to turn it into a post. Here goes!

NSW: What’s the Importance of Good Ventilation in Your Building? [Case Study]

Tracey Wyber, Trackie Industries
There are many people in buildings with poor ventilation. This not only means unpleasantly-scented environments; it also means your health could be at risk.
Hynes Legal

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Replacing Common Property

NSW: Replacing Items of Common Property Just Got Much Harder

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co
NSW Install a Stair Lift

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

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata

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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.

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New South Wales

SCA NSW: Strata Committee Training Syd: 4 Jul, 9 am - 1:30 pm

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

Women In Strata: An Afternoon with Jamila Rizvi Syd: 16 Aug, 12 - 5 pm


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


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

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

Western Australia

SCA WA: Prof Dev - Ongoing Challenges Bentley: 4 Jul, 2 - 5 pm

SCA WA: Strata Management Practice Standard - Workshop 1 Subiaco: 24 Jul, 8:30 am - Noon

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