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Interest Charged on Overdue Levies

NSW: Q&A What Happens to the Interest Charged on Overdue Strata Levies?

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan
Question:  What happens to the interest charged on overdue strata levies? Where do my interest payments go?
How Do Proxy Votes Work

QLD: Q&A How Do Proxy Votes Work?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: I attended an AGM as a proxy for an owner. The lot owner did not attend but lodged a voting paper and proxy form. I was advised the system is either a voting paper OR a proxy. Is this correct?
Westside Fire Services
Approval For Renovations

WA: Q&A Do I Need Unanimous Approval For Renovations?

Andrew Chambers,
Chambers Franklyn

Question: We would like to add a second story to our freestanding unit. Do I need unanimous approval for renovations from all lot owners before I can proceed to put a building application to the council?
Can We Decommission Common Property

QLD: Q&A Can We Decommission Common Property? [An Unused Lift]

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: Is there anything stopping the lot owners from decommissioning a limited use elevator? It only goes to the first floor and is never used by the owners, but costs a lot to maintain.
Property Audit & Assurance
Neighbouring Excavations

NSW: What's Holding You Up? Neighbouring Excavations: The Right to Support

Bannermans Lawyers
As our cities have become denser and higher, we have become more dependent upon what our neighbour is doing with his or her property, particularly when it comes to conditions below ground level.
No More False Fire Call Out Charges

No More False Fire Call Out Charges With Our 4 Step Process

Julie Grove,
Stop paying call out charges for false fire calls. Unnecessary stress is avoidable if your building has the right processes to stay on top of the rules.
Savil Group

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NSW: Q&A Disabled Parking in Apartments

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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

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

Your Strata Property: How to combat bad behaviour in your apartment building using by-laws 
Baulkham Hills: 4 Mar, 6:30 - 8 pm

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

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


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
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