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NSW Overdue Strata Fees

NSW: Q&A What Interest Can Be Charged on Overdue Strata Fees? From When?

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: For the purpose of calculating overdue strata fees, could you please advise when it is deemed that an electronic transfer of a Strata unit owners levy fee is deemed to have been paid?
QLD Management Rights Assignment Process

QLD: It’s Time to Revisit the Management Rights Assignment Process

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
It is time for the management rights industry to look at revisiting the management rights assignment process. Everyone needs to start treating the assignment process with a bit more respect. 
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WA Proxy Voting

WA: Q&A Proxy Voting and the Validity of the Proxy Form

Andrew Chambers,
Chambers Franklyn Strata Management

Question: Does an invited guest of a Lot Owner have the right to comment on Special Business issues? They were not given proxy voting rights according to the AGM Minutes.
NSW installing air conditioning

NSW: Q&A How do we go about installing air conditioning in an apartment?

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan

Question: For the installation of an air conditioner utilising the common property roof cavity, does the apartment owner require some sort of fire safety documentation?
Blackburne Strata Management
QLD Resort Revolt

QLD: Lights back on as villa owners turn tables on 'despicable' Clive Palmer

Sheri Mimis, A Current Affair
The body corporate for the villas has overpowered Mr Palmer at his own resort on Queensland's Sunshine Coast with a group of owners coming together to watch a sparky turn the power on at the mains.
Are WA’s apartments in crisis?

Why aren't Western Australia’s apartments in a building crisis?

6PR's Chris Ilsley with
Samantha Reece, Australian Apartment Advocacy

Why WA isn't in a 'building crisis' like other states in Australia .... but you still need to do your due diligence!
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NSW Strata Manager Misappropriating Funds

NSW: Q&A Suspect our Strata Manager of Misappropriating Funds

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
QLD Maintenance Apartment Balcony

QLD: Q&A Who is Responsible for Maintenance of My Apartment Balcony?

Hayley Gath, Mathews Hunt 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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Western Australia

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Upcoming Events

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

Strata Community Insurance 2019 Spring Forum: Building Defects “A Common Phenomena” Sydney: 18 Sep, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

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

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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