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Disabled Parking in Apartments

NSW: Q&A Disabled Parking in Apartments

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata
Question: We purchased an Off-the-plan apartment and at the prepurchase inspection found our parking spot is the disabled parking space. Can they do this?
Fire Door Compliance

QLD: Q&A Fire Audit and Fire Door Compliance

Peter Pedersen,
Scanline Fire Doors
Question: Are all front doors for apartments required to be fire doors because they are the only exit? How do we know which doors need to comply with fire door regulations?
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Installing Air conditioning System

NSW: Installing Air Conditioning Systems in Strata - Check Your Bylaws!

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Although there is a bylaw clearing stating air conditioning systems can be installed, our committee states there is a precedence for the units not to placed on a common wall.
Strata Council Authority

WA: Q&A Strata Council Authority: Roles and Responsibilities

Jordan Dinga,
Abode Strata

Question: What authority does the Chairperson have? Do they have absolute control to override the Council of Owners? Shouldn't decisions go on majority of votes?
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Good Body Corporate Manager

QLD: 8 Reasons To a Appoint a Good Body Corporate Manager

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

While self management may sound like a good idea to some, there are many reasons why it is a better idea to appoint a good body corporate/strata manager.
I need nature, I need space

VIC: ‘I need nature, I need space’: high-rise families rely on child-friendly neighbourhoods

Elyse Warner and Fiona Andrews,
Deakin University.
Families represent half of all Australian apartment dwellers, and nearly half of them have children. Despite its growing popularity, there is evidence apartment living is not meeting the needs of Australian families.

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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 here. Submissions close 3 Apr.

NT: Better design ahead for apartments and mixed-use developments

NT Planning Commission is seeking ideas from the community for how to achieve quality residential apartment and mixed-use developments.  The Designing Better Project Snapshot and the technical Discussion Paper are at, along with details of the public information sessions in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs. Submissions close 6 Mar.

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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

SCA (NSW): Masterclass - Fire Safety Regulation Changes Impacting the Sector – Theories and Practical 
Sydney: 26 Feb, 8 - 10 am

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

ACRA International Women’s Day Breakfast: Balance for Better in the Construction Industry 
Lavender Bay: 4 Mar, 7:30 - 9:30 am

OCN Seminar on Fire Safety in Apartment Buildings - Impacts Post 6 April Reforms 
Lavender Bay: 14 Mar, 9:30 am - 1 pm

Strata Community Insurance: 2020 Autumn Forum. Essentials of Strata Insurance – Practical Solutions to Managing Risk 
Sydney: 25 Mar, 8:30 - 10:30 am

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


Mecca Events: The Building Defects Crisis – Not just a Sydney problem? 
Docklands: 28 Feb, 7:30 - 9:30 am

Upcoming Events

Western Australia

WA Apartment Advocacy: The role of Council of Owners
Perth: 11 Mar, 5:30 - 7 pm

SCA WA: Owner Workshop - Committee Training
Subiaco: 19 Mar, 1 - 5 pm

LookUpStrata WA Strata Reforms Information Session: Stand By For More Details
Perth: 1 Apr, 10 am - 12 pm


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

SCA (Qld) Lot Owners Day
Brisbane: 11 Mar, 1 - 5:30 pm

Strata in Skirts: Speed Networking
South Brisbane: 15 Mar, 5 - 8 pm

SCA (Qld) 2020 Conference: A Brain, A Heart & Courage
Brisbane: 12 - 13 Mar

South Australia

FMA: Routine Service and Accreditation - Minimising Risk for Building Managers and Owners Through Licensing and Accreditation 
Adelaide: 27 Feb, 2:30 - 6:30 pm

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Gov: Designing Better
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