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NSW Collective Sale Process

NSW: Q&A Developer Taking Over During the Collective Sale Process

Sophia Jiang,
Omega Legal

Question: Is it ok for a developer to convene the strata meetings to buy out a strata during the collective sale process? What can we do to take back control?
Office Bearers Liability Insurance

Q&A Understanding Office Bearers Liability Insurance

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions
Question: Qualified non-committee lot owners have come forward to offer advice. We have been advised these owners are not covered by our office bearers liability policies. How can we fix this?
VIC Resident Maintain Gardens

VIC: Q&A Problems when a Resident is Appointed to Maintain Gardens

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria
Question: A resident has been appointed as a volunteer gardener to maintain the common area gardens and is paid with alcohol. Gardens are not being maintained and we are concerned about liability if he injures himself.
QLD Short Term Rental

QLD: Q&A Can I Be Stopped From Offering my Unit as a Short Term Rental?

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

Question: My unit is in a holiday destination and is listed on Airbnb.  The Chairman lives on site and harasses my guests. Can he stop me from offering my unit as a short term rental?
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NSW: Children and Noise Complaints in Apartments

NSW: Children and Noise Complaints in Apartments

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: Are children excluded or exempted from breaching any provisions in the Strata Schemes Management legislation or any By-Law Clauses of the Strata Plan?
NSW Children Excluded From Shared Facilities

NSW: Children And By-Laws In Strata And Community Schemes – Can They Be Excluded From Shared Facilities?

Daniela Terruso, JS Mueller & Co
After a recent news article, we take a look at the extent to which the by-laws of a strata scheme or community scheme can be used to exclude children from using certain shared facilities such as the pool in a scheme.
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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
QLD Airbnb & Caretaking

QLD: Will Airbnb Kill the Caretaking Business Model?

David Leary,
Leary & Partners

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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

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

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

Upcoming Events


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


The BCCM office: Body corporate seminars
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