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ACT Disabled Access

ACT: Q&A Are We Obliged to Provide Disabled Access?

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: What are the obligations for providing disabled access for strata buildings in the ACT? One of our residents is in a wheelchair and requests improvements to access doors.
NSW Disabled Parking in Apartments

NSW: Q&A Disabled Parking in Apartments – Can I Use the parking space?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata 
Question: My husband and I jointly own the only commercial lot in a residential building. He is disabled and sometimes parks in the disabled car park. We do not reside here. Can we use the space?
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QLD Adjudicators Order

QLD: Q&A Adjudicators Order to Obtain Body Corporate’s Financial Records

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: I have Adjudicators Order to obtain certain financial records of the Body Corporate. The Committee and Strata Manager are refusing access and obstructing the Adjudicators order. What are the next legal steps?
NSW Ladies of the Night

NSW: Ladies of the Night. What has Council got to say? Not much….

Bailey Compton,
Leverage Group

Complaints were bought to the strata committee that one of the occupants of the building may be using their apartment as a brothel. So what did Council have to say about this? ...well, not much.
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NAT Emergency Lighting

NAT: Emergency Lighting: Is your building emergency ready?

Tracey Wyber,
Trackie Industries

In an emergency, we want things we have designed to save lives to work properly. Seatbelts, airbags, smoke alarms etc. In that category, we should also include the humble emergency light.
VIC Boost Building Standards

VIC: Nation-Wide Agreement To Boost Building Standards

Minister for Planning
Richard Wynne

Victoria will work with the states, territories and the Commonwealth to raise building standards across Australia, following concerns stemming from flammable cladding and structural crack in buildings.
Blackburne Strata Management

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NSW By-Law Unreasonably Refused

NSW: Was My By-Law Unreasonably Refused?

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers
NSW Common Property Defects

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

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...

NSW: George's River Council is Updating their Keeping of Animals Policy

If you live in the George's River Council, where you aware the council is currently updating their Keeping of Animals Policy? See Section 9. The Keeping of Dogs: "Units and Townhouses Allotments and allotments less than 400m2 a maximum of one dog with a maximum weight of 11kg". View the Draft Policy and have your say by 2 Aug here.

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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Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

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: 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: Clean Slate/ Brave New World Bentley: 22 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

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