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NSW Overcrowding

NSW: Q&A Overcrowding and Number of Occupants in Apartments

Pierrette Khoury, Khoury Lawyers
Question: Many rented lots in our building have converted an open plan study into an extra bedroom without approval causing overcrowding. Can we insist these apartments be re-instated to their original configurations?
QLD Duties of Building Manager

QLD: Q&A Duties of a Building Manager

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question: If we ask the building manager to inform the residents of works being done, he absolutely refuses. We believe this is one of his duties as the building manager.
Blackburne Strata Management
VIC Owners Corporation Levy Increases

VIC: Q&A Limit to Owners Corporation Levy Increases

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria

Question: Our Owners Corporation levies have been increased substantially to pay for necessary maintenance. Is there a limit to how much levies can be increased by?
WA Refurbishment Works and Fire Safety

WA: Refurbishment Works – Consider the Impact on Fire Safety

Greg McCulloch,
Westside Fire Services

All refurbishment work is required to comply with the BCA and must not impact on the fire safety of the existing building.
Tower Body Corporate
NSW Reduce energy, water and waste costs

NSW: Want to reduce the energy, water and waste costs of running your building?

Sustainability Programs,
City of Sydney

Round 3 of City of Sydney grants program opens next week. These grants help building owners and managers better understand and target efficiency projects to reduce ongoing operational costs.
NSW Capital Works Fund Forecast

NSW: What Makes a Good Capital Works Fund Forecast?

Michael Ferrier,
Eyeon Property Inspections

By having a quality Capital Works Fund Forecast in place and following its recommendations, the Owners Corporation will greatly reduce the likelihood of special levies associated with building maintenance costs.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers

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NSW: Strata visitor car parking
NSW No Pets Buildings

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

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.

Breaking News

New South Wales:  Victoria Western Australia

Strata Positions Vacant

State: WA
Location/Region: Perth City
Role/Position: Strata Insurance Broking Opportunity
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SCA WA Conference

Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

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


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

Men In Strata: 1st Networking Event in Brisbane Eagle Street: 25 Oct, 4 - 8 pm

Western Australia

SCA WA: 2019 Convention & Awards Gala Burswood: 7 Nov, 5 pm - 8 Nov, 11 pm
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