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NSW Garden Apartment Maintained

NSW: Q&A Making Sure the Garden Outside My Apartment is Maintained

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services

Question: The garden outside my unit never gets maintained as I’m the only one affected. How can I ensure garden maintenance is scheduled and regular?
QLD Airbnb & Caretaking

QLD: Will Airbnb Kill the Caretaking Business Model?

David Leary,
Leary & Partners
There are some worrying trends emerging in the caretaking industry as a direct result of the disruptive influence of companies offering short term letting services such as Airbnb online.
Property Audit & Assurance
NSW Strata Records and Defects

NSW: Think strata construction is bad? Strata records are worse!

Michael Ferrier,
Eyeon Property Inspections
While Owners Corporations are obliged by law to keep records - including building defect records - the law doesn’t say that they have to be complete, accurate or true.
WA Good Housekeeping

WA: Good Housekeeping Goes Beyond Your Front Door

Greg McCulloch,
Westside Fire Services

Good housekeeping, effective maintenance and routine servicing are paramount in ensuring building occupants are safe in the event of a fire. Check out our 6 steps to apartment safety.
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SA Strata Maintenance Adelaide

SA: Q&A Strata Maintenance Adelaide. Notice required to enter units?

Flavia Ger,
Ace Body Corporate Management 

Question: Our strata manager wanted immediate access to units to check on strata maintenance needs. Are they required to provide a reasonable amount of notice to gain access?

NSW: Inquiry into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes

The Legislative Council
An inquiry has commenced into the role of private certification in protecting building standards and the adequacy of consumer protections for owners and purchasers of new buildings, as well as limitations on building insurance and compensation schemes. 
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NSW Purchasing Strata

Do NSW buyers have a right to up-to-date information when purchasing strata?

Paula Byrnes, Strata Gophers
QLD I’m Only Visiting…Every Night

QLD: Q&A I Don’t Live Here. I’m Only Visiting…Every Night

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

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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: [email protected]
Link: More Information

Strata Plan also has a Senior Accounts Team Member and a Senior Facilities Team Member position available.

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Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

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

SCA (NSW): 2019 Strata Community CHU Awards Pyrmont: 26 Jul, 6 - 11 pm

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

ACRA & SCA (NSW): Breakfast Q&A Strata Focus Panel Discussion Lavendar Bay: 18 Sep, 7:30 - 9 am

Upcoming Events

Western Australia

SCA WA: Awards Information Session Perth: 18 Jul, 4 - 5 pm

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

ACRA: Concrete Repair & Protection Perth: 24 Jul, 9 am - 4 pm

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

SCA WA: Lot Owner Committee Training Bentley: 13 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

SCA WA: 2019 Convention & Awards Gala Burswood: 8 Nov, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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