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NSW Strata visitor car parking

NSW: Strata visitor car parking angst, a common source of resident disquiet!

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata
Question: Some staff from the commercial lots in our building park in the strata visitor car parking spaces. As employees, shouldn’t they be stopped from using visitor parking?
QLD Air conditioning Covered By Strata Insurance?

QLD: Is Your Air conditioning Unit Covered By Strata Insurance?

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

Queensland lot owners of strata properties need to be mindful that air-conditioning units servicing an individual lot, whether fixed or not, are not covered by strata insurance.
Westside Fire Services
WA Relationship between Strata Manager and Strata Council

WA: Relationship between Strata Manager and Strata Council

Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal
We address some new responsibilities strata council members and strata managers will have once the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 come into effect.
SA Apartment Building Evacuation Plan

SA: Q&A Requirements for Apartment Building Evacuation Plan

Alan Short,
Fire & Emergency Services SA

Question: What is the law or regulation for a South Australian apartment building to have a fire fighting or evacuation plan prepared and displayed?
Park Master
Combustible Cladding Owners In Victoria

Standing Up For Combustible Cladding Owners In Victoria

Premier of Victoria,
The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP

The Andrews Labor Government will pursue dodgy building practitioners on behalf of owners of apartments covered in combustible cladding.
NSW “No Pets” Buildings

NSW: Pet By-Laws: Goodbye to “No Pets” Buildings

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

In at least two recent cases, NCAT has decided that “no pets” by-laws are invalid. Where does this leave “no pets” buildings?
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NCAT Jurisdiction

NSW: NCAT Clarifies the Extent of its Jurisdiction

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

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NAT: Impact to households who are living in apartments with flammable cladding

Are you an owner in a building affected by combustible cladding? RMIT would like to invite you to participate in the ‘‘At what cost? Cladding concerns for owners" research project. They are interested in learning more about scale of the problems owners of property affected by combustible cladding face day to day across Australia, particularly those living in apartments.

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 30 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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Strata Positions Vacant

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Location/Region: Perth City
Role/Position: Strata Insurance Broking Opportunity
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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

Savills Australia & Bannermans Lawyers: Collective Sale Breakfast Forum Sydney: 17 Oct, 7:30 - 9:30 am

City of Sydney: Peregrine falcons of the city Sydney: 24 Oct, 5:30 - 7 pm

SCA (NSW): 2019 Strata Community Convention Sydney: 24 - 25 Oct

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


Deakin University: Strata Concepts: Navigating Building Defects: from Cause to Effect Melbourne: 21 Oct, 9 am - 5 pm


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: 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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