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Queensland Electricity Rebates

Queensland Electricity Rebates: Am I eligible, and how do I apply?

Rachael Platten,
Tower Body Corporate

More households may be able to claim the Queensland electricity rebate after the government broadened the rebate’s eligibility criteria.
NSW Fan Noise within Apartment

NSW: Q&A Stopping a Low Frequency Fan Noise within our Apartment

Karina Heinz, Progressive Strata Services
Question: An air conditioning plant sits on the roof directly above our apartment and causes us concern from a low frequency fan noise. How can we stop the noise?
Property Audit & Assurance
QLD Bullying Committees

QLD: Bullying in Strata! Some Committees are Extremely Unreasonable

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: I’m a building manager. My hostile committee is trying to make me go to training. Can they demand my attendance at the strata training? I feel quite bullied by the committee.
NSW Owners Corporation’s Responsibility

NSW: It’s the Owners Corporation’s Responsibility

Dimitri Livas, Savil Group
We can’t expect the Strata committees to know the best thing to do in every situation. That's why it's important to find a strata manager that's competent and knows when things should be fixed and when they should be left alone.
Westside Fire Services
Air rights: Melbourne’s

VIC Air rights: Melbourne’s blue sky opportunity for investors

Jayitri Smiles,
Could buying air become the next big thing in Melbourne real estate? A blue-sky opportunity for buyers could be around the corner, as more people look to the city’s rooftops to make money.
Australia’s Top 100 Rental Suburbs

NAT: Australia’s Top 100 Rental Suburbs

The Urban Developer
Queensland suburbs dominate the top 100 list, home to 42 suburbs on the list, followed by 17 suburbs in NSW, 15 in South Australia, 15 in Victoria, 8 in Tasmania, and one each in Western Australia, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
Tower Body Corporate

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QLD Contingencies and the Sinking Fund Forecast

QLD: Q&A Contingencies and the Sinking Fund Forecast

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal
NSW Skylight Roof Leak

NSW: Q&A What if My Skylight’s Blamed for Causing a Roof Leak

Jamie Welbourne,
SMS Strata Management

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QLD: Information Regarding Car Stackers 

We have been approached by City of Gold Coast to help provide information about car stackers/car lifts in residential developments. Can you assist?
  • Are there specific set body corporate fees/rates for the maintenance of mechanical parking systems is multi-unit developments?
  • Do body corporate rates differ from the norm when cars stackers are part of these developments?
  • What problems or issues have arisen regarding the management of cars stackers in multi-unit developments?
If you can help, please email us your comment.

WA: Proposed Regulations Now Available for Comment! 

Landgate is seeking feedback on the proposed regulations, prior to finalising for delivery to Parliament. The proposed regulations are now available here for you to view and comment on until 30 September 2019. For more information about providing feedback, visit this page

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.

QLD: Combustible Cladding Checklist Part 3

Identified building owners have until the 31 October to ensure that they have completed the first step in Part 3 of the three-part Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist. This involves engaging a fire engineer and registering their details on the combustible cladding checklist. You can find out more about the Safer Buildings Audit, including deadline extensions and important dates here.

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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

Electric Vehicle Charging in Apartment Buildings Online: 19 Sep, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

OCN Quarterly Briefing: Managing Defects and Major Maintenance Projects Pyrmont: 21 Sep, 10 am - 12 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

Upcoming Events


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
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