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NSW Solve Parking Problems

NSW: Best Way to Solve Resident Parking Problems in Your Apartment Building

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services

Question: My apartment building is enforcing the parking rules. I’m happy to get our parking problems sorted, however, one of the community members uses the visitor parking whenever they want!
ACT Strata Reform Package

Are You Ready for the ACT Strata Reform Package?

Dimitri Livas,
Savil Group

The ACT Strata Reform package attempts to offer more protection to buyers, residents and owners corporations in strata plans with a range of new legislation.
End To End Building Maintenance
WA Strata Council Member Problems

WA: Q&A Strata Council Member Problems – Nobody wants to help

Shelley Fitzgerald,
Allsorts Community Strata

Question: Our chair has resigned. Are we required to call another GM to reestablish a viable committee? What options are there if no committee can be elected?
QLD Fire engineers & Cladding replacement

QLD: Fire engineer – Cladding replacement not sole solution

Ferm Engineering
There are alternatives to full replacement of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise buildings, but insurers need to acknowledge owners’ loss mitigation efforts in premium rates 
Park Master
NAT Strata Events 2019

NAT: Strata Events from Around Australia in 2019

The LookUpStrata Team
All events listed are FREE. Whether you are a lot owner, committee member or part of the strata industry, these events are a great way to network with others and be kept informed about your state's strata legislation.
QLD Draft Standard Module Released

QLD: The Draft Standard Module has Been Released

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
At this stage, we only have the Standard Module. We provide commentary on proposed changes. It is probably safe to say that changes to the other Modules may follow once the consultation period has closed.
Tower Body Corporate

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW: The Owners Corporation Threatens the Right to Access My Lot

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal
Master Key System

Q&A Master Key System – Should our building manager have access to all apartments?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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SA: Shared Solar Rebates - apartments and multi-storey commercial buildings

The Sustainability Incentives Scheme will provide a range of rebates supporting community investment in sustainable technologies.  Up to $20,000 per site (with a maximum of $500 per premise, not exceeding 20% of installation costs) – for sharing solar electricity in multi-storey premises (> 20 kW). Applications are now open.

** 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. **LAST CHANCE!

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.

QLD: BCCM Regulations - Consultation on Draft Legislation 

The community and stakeholders are invited to have their say on consultation drafts of new regulations to support the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. Draft regulations, and information about the reforms included in the new regulations and how you can have your say can be found at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General community consultation website page.
Consultation for all draft regulations closes 18 October 2019.

Breaking News

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Western Australia

SCA WA Conference

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

Your Strata Property: How to combat bad behaviour in your apartment building Bondi Junction: 9 Sep, 6:45 – 8:30 pm

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

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Levies: A planning essential for strata Sydney: 17 Sep, 6 - 8 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

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 The Handover: From developer to owners Sydney: 24 Sep, 6 - 8 pm

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

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Committees: Roles and responsibilities Sydney: 1 Oct, 6 - 8 pm

NSW Fair Trading: Role of the Committee - Webinar 3 Oct, 2 - 3 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Meetings: Why good governance matters Sydney: 29 Oct, 6 - 8 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Paws: Living with pets in apartments Sydney: 12 Nov, 6 - 8 pm

Australian Capital Territory

Actsmart: Business Sustainability Expo Woden: 12 Sep, 10 am - 5 pm

Upcoming Events


The BCCM office: Body corporate seminars Smart Strata: Strata Law Reform – Legislation Changes for 2020 Explained Strata In Skirts: Spring Soiree Charity Lunch Kangaroo Point: 18 Oct, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Western Australia

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: 7 Nov, 5 pm - 8 Nov, 11 pm

Landgate Reform Community Information Sessions

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