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WA: Strata schemes law reform information sessions in 2020. What do you want and where?

We are looking at running a series of FREE seminars around Perth in March 2020 about the coming reforms. We will be joined by Landgate and a Group of hand picked Strata Industry Professionals to provide you with the most current update on the changes. We would like your suggestions. Register your interest, indicate which session, tell us what you want to know. We've created a 2 min survey. Tell us what you want by clicking here.

NSW: Community schemes law reform

The NSW Government is seeking public feedback on the drafting of the Community Land Management Bill 2019 and the Community Land Development Bill 2019. The Bills completely rewrite NSW community schemes laws. They are aligned with the major 2015 strata scheme reforms, make community land development legislation more flexible and incorporate feedback from the implementation of the strata laws. To find out more click hereSubmissions close 28 Feb.

WA: Proposed reforms to the approval process for commercial buildings

Building and Energy is inviting WA to share their views on ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the commercial building approval process, including the process for approving apartment buildingsTo find out more click hereSubmissions close 3 Apr.

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit Sydney: 25-26 Feb

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 27 Feb, 9 am - 1:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 16 Apr, 9 am - 1:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 20 Aug, 9 am - 1:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 26 Nov, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Upcoming Events


Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit Brisbane, 27-28 Feb

Western Australia

SCA: Professional Development - 2020 Strata Outlook Luncheon Perth: 7 Feb, 12 - 4:30 pm

SCA: Professional Development - South West Region Strata Seminar Bunbury: 11 Feb, 1 - 4:30 pm
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