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NSW Exclusive Use of Common Property

NSW: Q&A Exclusive Use of Common Property for Resident Parking

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: An ordinary resolution passed years ago gave owners allocated spaces for parking on common property. Do these owners have exclusive use rights?
QLD Applying for Conciliation Form 22

QLD: Q&A Applying for Conciliation with Form 22

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal
Question: Is it possible to apply for conciliation for a few different disputes in one conciliation application form (Form 22)?
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NSW Child Window Locks on Plantation Shutters

NSW: Q&A Child Window Locks on Plantation Shutters

Anthony Shakar,
ASQB Window Safety
Question: Is it possible to comply with window lock legislation by installing window locks on the plantation shutters inside the window, rather than on the window itself?
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Why Bother Joining Your Strata Committee?

Michael Ferrier,
Eyeon Property Inspections

We have seen many cases where the Strata Committee members seem to put their own agenda ahead of the needs of the building. Where the majority of Owners are not engaged in the day-to-day running of their community, it can be very easy to influence things.
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NSW: How To Establish A Major Building Defect

Helen Amanatiadis, JS Mueller & Co
On 15 January 2015, the  Home Building Amendment Act 2014  changed the terminology and definitions from structural to “major” and from minor to “in any other case”. So, is your major building defect no longer a major defect?
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Nat: Ministers fiddle while buildings crack and burn

Geoff Hanmer,

Virtually no progress has been made to re-regulate the industry, provide protection for consumers, or improve the durability and safety of buildings in the 19 months Fahey has held the reins.
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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: 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
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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 
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Upcoming Events


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


SCA QLD: Committee Training Spring Hill: 23 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

Sedgwick: Solutions to Combustible Cladding Seminar East Brisbane: 29 Aug, 5:30 - 8 pm

The BCCM office: Body corporate seminars

New Zealand

SCA (NZ): Body Corporate Committee Training Parnell: 26 Aug, 5 - 8 pm

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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

Western Australia

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: 29 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

SCA A100 - Intro to Strata Subiaco: 2 - 4 Sep, 9 am - 3 pm

SCA WA: PD Strata Plans & issues they raise Bentley: 17 Oct, 2 - 5 pm

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