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NSW By-Law Unreasonably Refused

NSW: Was My By-Law Unreasonably Refused?

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

A lot owner conducted unauthorised structural work. The owners corporation sought orders in NCAT seeking that the unauthorised works be removed. Despite the lot owner's appeal, orders were made that the works be removed and the common property be reinstated.
QLD Body corporate spending limits

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

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal
Question: The body corporate exceeded their approved spending limit for our embedded electricity system by $4000 without seeking approval. Is this legal?
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SA Strata Records

SA: Q&A Strata Records: Providing lot owners details

Tony Johnson,
Horner Management
Question: Are Unit Owners required to provide current phone contact and email addresses to their Strata Manager for the strata records?
NSW Common Property Defects

NSW: Q&A Replacing All Bathroom Tiles Due to Common Property Defects

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Our bathroom’s waterproofing membrane has failed and is causing damage to the lot below. Should the Owners Corporation be responsible for all repairs, as these are only needed due to common property defects?
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
QLD Security in Apartment Buildings

QLD: Top Tips To Improve Security in Your Apartment Building

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

Thieves can be very opportunistic, often on the lookout for not-quite-shut or even unlocked balcony doors and other access points. What can you do about security in residential complexes?  How can you keep your home and building safe and sound?
VIC High-Risk Cladding

VIC: Tackling High-Risk Cladding To Keep Victorians Safe

Premier of Victoria The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP
The Andrews Labor Government will establish a world-first program. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to announce a $600 million package to fix buildings with combustible cladding.
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QLD: Q&A Can I Be Stopped From Offering my Unit as a Short Term Rental?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
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Q&A Understanding Office Bearers Liability Insurance

Tyrone Shandiman,
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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

Location: South Melbourne, Victoria
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.
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Role/Position: Administration Assistant – full time following 3 mth probationary period 
Email: [email protected]

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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

City of Sydney: Detox your apartment - Chemical CleanOut Alexandria: 24 Aug, 9 am - 3:30 pm

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

Upcoming Events


The BCCM office: Body corporate seminars

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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