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Sedgwick is conducting a Free Seminar on Solutions to Combustible Cladding in East Brisbane on the 29 August. For more information, check our Upcoming Events section towards the bottom of the newsletter or click on the banner ↓ 
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NSW: Q&A Can Our Owners Corporation Be Run With No Meetings?

Paula Byrnes, Strata Gophers
Question: I own an investment apartment. The Strata Manager tells me they have no meetings, therefore there are no minutes to send. How is the complex running without meetings?
QLD Parcel Delivery at My Apartments

QLD: Q&A Unable to Have Parcel Delivery at My Apartments

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: Our intercom system is broken, couriers are unable to contact me to let me know they have a parcel for delivery to my apartment and the Complex Manager will not assist.
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SA Strata Maintenance Responsibility

SA: Q&A Strata Maintenance Responsibility – repairs to balconies

Tony Johnson,
Horner Management
Question: We have noticed damage to balconies in our strata building. Where does the maintenance responsibility lie and if the damage does not affect me, do the repairs have to be carried out?
WA Reimbursement for Water Leak Expenses

WA: Q&A Seeking Reimbursement for Water Leak Expenses

Leonie Milonas, PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
Question: Water leaks have resulted in loss of rent and repair costs. Shouldn’t we be reimbursed for our out of pocket expenses from the insurance and the Council of Owners?
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QLD Short Term Letting Affecting Strata Insurance

QLD: Short Term Letting Affecting Strata Insurance

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Have you ever wondered what happens when a lot owner starts short term letting and it affects the ability of the body corporate to get the required statutory insurance?
NSW Tight-Ass Owner Corporations

NSW: Tight-Ass Owner Corporations

Bailey Compton, Leverage Group
A tight-ass attitude of saving money by not spending on maintenance and repairs has not only led to major building defects across the State but has resulted in incredible psychological and health issues for those who are affected.
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NSW: Q&A Exclusive Use of Common Property for Resident Parking

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
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Why Bother Joining Your Strata Committee?

Michael Ferrier,
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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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SCA WA Conference

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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