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WA Reform Education Sessions [Webinars]

Part 2: 2 pm, Thurs 13 August
In Part 2 of our webinar series, we will be joined by:
David Chokolich, HFM Asset Management- 10 yr maintenance plan + reserve fund
Greg McCulloch, Westside Fire Services - Engaging a contractor (selection, pricing, additional work)
Debbie Barker, StrataLoans - Maintenance Plans + Thinking outside the square
This session will be followed by a Q&A session.
*** 0.5 SCA CPD Points (1.5 points for the entire series) ***
Find out more and register here
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QLD Oppressive or Unreasonable Strata Bylaws

QLD: Oppressive or Unreasonable Strata Bylaws
Chris Irons, Hynes Legal

Question: Our developer put in place a by-law stipulating that any alterations to the flooring must not exceed 50dB. Is 50dB a reasonable standard for apartment flooring?
NSW Strata approval for renovations

NSW: Q&A Strata approval for renovations - What is the process?
Joshua Bernie, Bannermans Lawyers 

Question: We have a clause in a common property rights by-law where specific parts of the common property are not named. Is this bylaw valid?
Savil Group
WA Calling Strata Meetings

WA: Q&A Calling Strata Meetings
Shane White,
Strata Title Consult

Question: Where can I find the protocol procedure as a member of the COO to call an urgent meeting?
VIC Can You Install CCTV Without Permission?

VIC: Q&A Can You Install CCTV Without Permission?
Joel Chamberlain,
Horizon Strata Management Group

Question: One of the owners in our complex has installed a CCTV on common property without seeking our approval. Can they do this?
NSW Fast Track Committee Decisions

NSW: Q&A Using Electronic Voting to Fast Track Committee Decisions
Leanne Habib, Premium Strata

Question: Our AGM will be held by electronic voting thereby negating any opportunity to debate motions on the Agenda. Is this considered fair and reasonable under current NSW Legislation?
QLD The golden rules of bylaw enforcement

QLD: The golden rules of bylaw enforcement + Q&As
Todd Garsden,

Question: What can be done when the Body Corporate Committee doesn’t enforce by-laws/regulations? They are extremely selective, enforcing some owners to comply, but totally ignoring other owners.
Forte Asset Services

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NSW: Round 2 of City of Sydney Grants and Sponsorship is Now Open
Owners corporations in the City of Sydney area are eligible to apply for building operations and ratings and assessment grants. The second round of the 2020 grants program is now open for:
  • environmental performance
  • matching grants.
Applications for these programs close 31 Aug 2020.
Find out more about applying for the Grants Programs here.
NSW: Need a Fire Safety ByLaw?
The OCN has a fire safety bylaw available for sale exclusively to members for $220 (incl GST). This is a comprehensive by-law covering fire safety in your building, including the rights and obligations of the Owners Corporation and individual lot owners regarding fire equipment.  
The by-law has been drafted by an experienced strata lawyer and has taken into account input from our expert speakers. A Fact Sheet for further information can be found here.
Email [email protected] for more information.
NATSCA COVID-19 Strata Pulse Survey
COVID-19 has changed the way we work and do business. One significant change for the strata management sector has been the way committee meetings are organised, with many committee meetings now being offered flexibly or online via teleconference.
SCA is trying to gather information about the number of organisations undertaking online committee meetings, their effectiveness, lot owner experiences and the future of flexible, online meetings.
This information will aid our understanding of the sector’s response to COVID-19 and aid our advocacy efforts and we would welcome your valuable input.
Please take the short 3-minute survey today!

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