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NSW Strata Committee Communications

NSW: Q&A Improving Strata Committee Communications

Rod Smith,
The Strata Collective

Question: I’m secretary of our strata committee and the chairperson refuses to communicate about upcoming structural changes. How can we improve communications?
QLD bylaw enforcement

QLD: The golden rules of bylaw enforcement + Q&As

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal
Question:  I have been issued a BCCM Form 1 & BCCM Form 10 at the same time for the same “breach” without any prior notices in any form. Is this common bylaw enforcement practice?
Property Audit & Assurance
VIC Conflict of Interest

VIC: Q&A Conflict of Interest on the Committee?

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria
Question: One of our lot owner has a business which has a contract at the apartment complex. Are they able to nominate for an Owners Corporation committee position or is this a conflict of interest?
Apartment Life For Families

Apartment Life For Families Means Living at Close Quarters, But Often Feeling Isolated Too

Elyse Warner, Deakin University
We explore parents’ experiences of raising preschool-aged children in newer, private high-rise apartments. The parents experienced a range of barriers to making social connections both within their developments and with the surrounding community. 
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QLD Alternative Insurance

QLD: Alternative Insurance

Chris Irons,
Commissioner for Body Corporate

Where a body corporate cannot comply with its insurance requirement, body corporate legislation provides that the Commissioner may authorise a form of what is called “alternative” insurance.
Better Building Handover

The Ultimate Better Building Handover List

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan

This is a list of some typical oversights from builder and/or developers in the handover of strata buildings to the strata manager and the owners corporation.
Park Master

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NSW Executive Committee

NSW: Q&A If Executive Committee isn’t Acting Appropriately

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services
QLD Body Corporate Insurance Excess

QLD: Q&A Who Pays the Body Corporate Insurance Excess from a Leak?

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

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QLD: Latest Strata Stats

Check out these QLD Strata stats provided in the latest issue of Common Ground

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 
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Western Australia

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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

Strata In Skirts: Spring Soiree Charity Lunch Kangaroo Point: 18 Oct, 12:30 - 3:30 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

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

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Dubbo: 10 & 11 Sep, 9 am - 1:30 pm

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

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Chatswood: 25 & 26 Sep, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Western Australia

StrataVote: how technology can help you turn a challenge into an opportunity Perth: 8 Aug, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

SCA WA: Lot Owner Committee Training Bentley: 13 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

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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