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Welcome to our latest newsletter full of strata title information from around Australia.

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In this edition, find out about Guerrilla Gardeners, read all the news concerning the new Home Building Amendment Bill, find out about the first WA asbestos prosecution & much more - as always.

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Body corporate guerrilla gardening

Garth Noone
Common Ground Property Services 

One of the many curious personality types I come across working in the body corporate industry is the guerrilla gardener.
Most residents of community title schemes are content to have courtyards or balconies for their gardening activities, or perhaps they join a local community garden project such a....
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NSW: Legal Alert: Action Required – The Goalposts Have Moved (Again)

Chris Kerin
Kerin Benson Lawyers Pty Ltd

Home Building Amendment Bill

On 28 May 2014, a significant law affecting owners corporations, the Home Building Amendment Bill (‘the Bill’) was quietly passed by the NSW Parliament and on 5 June 2014, received assent.
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NSW: Striking The Balance

Bailey Compton
Leverage Group

What is the Owners Corporations obligation in the following circumstances?
 · The strata scheme is a serviced resort.
· The resort is a family resort which targets mums, dads and children.
· Twice a year, the letting agent bring in 400 members of a well known bikes group.
· During those stays, a number of interesting events occur.
· The 4 days a year that the group stays in the apartment block eff....

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First WA Asbestos Prosecution!

Peter Berney
Solutions in Engineering

In the state's first asbestos-related prosecution, SGS Australia Pty Ltd was fined $55,000 after it pleaded guilty to failing to identify the presence and location of asbestos at one of its workplaces. A WA WorkSafe inspection in June 2010 had identified asbestos at the workpl....

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Qld: Bodies corporate and telecommunications providers – don’t be railroaded

Frank Higginson
Hynes Legal

The race for market share in both the 3G and 4G domains remains constant amongst telecommunications providers (‘Providers’). We have had quite a few body corporate clients comprising tower buildings in recent times approached by Providers – from Telstra down to smaller market participants – seeking to place antennas on the ro....
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NSW: Time and Building Reforms may affect Owners and Owners Corporations

David Bannerman and Ben Robertson
Bannermans Lawyers

Why Owners Need to Consider Action Now!
The Home Building Amendment Bill 2014 passed by the NSW Government will change the residential defect claim and contracting landscape. In typical fashion, it will apply retrospectiv....
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Strata Services Networking Group

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June 17
NSW City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101: The New Executive

June 20
SCA (VIC): Owners Corporations Rules Regulations Resolutions

June 24
SCA (WA): The Essentials of Strata Company Council Membership
NSW City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101: From Meetings to Minutes

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SCA (NSW): CPD – The Vertical and Horizontal Community and Other Schemes
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