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NSW: NCAT Changes Procedure For Strata Applications

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

NCAT has recently released new application forms for strata disputes. The new forms introduce some changes to the way NCAT will handle strata applications.
WA Strata Manager’s Duties under Reforms

WA: Strata Manager’s Duties under the Strata Title Act Amendments

Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal
Strata councils should make themselves aware of new standards and statutory duties of strata managers. This will enable them to be better equipped to oversee strata managers and protect the interests of lot owners.

NSW: Q&A Can Providers Rescind an AFSS For Non Payment of Invoice?

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: Can NSW providers rescind an Annual Fire Safety Statements for non payment of invoices? If so, how is it legally done?
Creating Healthy Buildings

How the Government and the Construction Industry Can Work Together to Create Healthy Buildings [Opinion]

Dimitri Livas, Savil Group
Better connectivity between industry and government will allow us to apply the lessons learnt from fixing broken buildings so we can create healthy buildings of the future. 
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QLD: Q&A Parking Concerns Over Shared Driveway in a Mixed Use Development

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: Our building has two bodies corporate. We have a common area shared driveway however we’re not sure which body corporate should be policing current parking issues.

NSW’s First Strata Renewal Decision Unpacked: Procedural Tips For Your Scheme

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

The Land & Environment Court has handed down the first decision in respect of giving effect to a collective sale under the strata renewal provisions.
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QLD: Q&A Can a Lot Owner Access Body Corporate CCTV Footage?

Peter Hunt, Mathews Hunt Legal
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NSW: Q&A Obtaining Information About a Major Building Defect

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal

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NSW: Short-term-rental Accommodation Reforms

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Department of Customer Service are seeking feedback on the draft instruments and Regulations that will introduce the state-wide planning framework and mandatory Code of Conduct for short-term-rental accommodation (STRA). The proposed changes are outlined in a Discussion Paper, which also seeks feedback about introducing a new industry-led STRA property register.  Public feedback is invited up to 11 September 2019.

VIC: Better Apartments in Neighbourhoods 

You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed external amenity standards for apartment developments. Submissions welcome until 27 Sept 2019.

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New South Wales

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


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

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Upcoming Events


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

Western Australia

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: Working through Change Bentley: 26 Sep, 8 - 9:30 am

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

Landgate Reform Community Information Sessions

Making Strata Better: Strata Overview
Strata in Focus: 17 Sep Government & Industry Q&A: 13 Sep

New Zealand

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