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Cladding Victoria Update

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Following the recommendations handed down by the Victorian Cladding Taskforce on Tuesday 16 July, the Victorian State Government has announced that part of the cladding rectification works will be funded by the State Government. In doing so, Premier Daniel Andrews has provided some comfort to

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SSKB Welcomes the News from the Victorian State Government Overnight

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The Victorian State Government last night announced that in Victoria the rectification for buildings that are classified as having combustible cladding will be funded, at least in part, by the state government. The state government will then seek damages from responsible parties. Initially, it was

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Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

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At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

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Mascot Towers – Update

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Last Sunday it was announced by the state government that they would fund a multi-million dollar emergency assistance package until the liability of Mascot Towers can be determined. The package also offers interest free loans to residents of up to $400 per night to assist

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Mascot Towers Defect

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It has been one week since residents of the Mascot Towers building located in the south of Sydney were forced to evacuate. The evacuation was sparked by major cracks appearing in the beams of the building. Access for owners and residents Following the sudden evacuation,

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Change to Queensland Health Public Swimming Pool Approvals

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It has been requested by Queensland Health that Local Governments manage the public health risks that are associated with public swimming pools under the Public Health Act. As of 1 July 2019 a new annual approval fee for swimming pools will be applied based on

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How To Conduct a Successful Meeting

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From working with people from different backgrounds and knowledge bases, to a disgruntled  owner that wants an unreasonable request granted, it can be stressful trying to hold productive committee meetings. Effective committee meetings are essential to the successful running of your Body Corporate / Owners

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Why Do You Need a Sinking Fund?

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is the fact that everyone contributes to the future upkeep of the property. This is done through regular savings. What is a sinking fund? A Body Corporate’s sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists

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4 Tips for Heating Your Apartment This Winter

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Winter is officially here, and boy are we feeling it!! It always seems to be that your home can’t stay cool in summer and warm in winter. So, how do you stay warm in the cooler months? Seal it up There is no mistaking the

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NSW Resident Dispute Leads to $120,000 For The Chairperson of The Strata Committee

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The story below was published by The Sydney Morning Herald on 22 May. It refers to an owners dispute that has had real and financial consequences for the parties involved. It is a timely reminder that strata communities do not exist in isolation to those

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How to Join a Committee – QLD

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The body corporate committee is the bridge between the building title and the body corporate managers being responsible for making decisions on behalf of the body corporate and putting lawful decisions of the body corporate into effect. The committee has a maximum of 7 and

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Community Management Statements – QLD

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For every Body Corporate, the Community Management Statement (CMS) is a crucial document that sets out the rules for living in that particular scheme. A specific Community Management Statement drafted for the particular Body Corporate assists to minimise disputes if they arise . In Queensland,

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Financial Obligations

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Under Australian Tax Law, your strata property must fulfill certain financial obligations. Tax returns Australian Tax Law requires that bodies corporate lodge a tax return for their assessable income in the financial year. The rate and threshold of taxation applied to bodies corporate is the

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General Meetings – QLD

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There are three types of general meetings in Queensland: The First Annual General Meeting (1st AGM) Subsequent Annual General Meetings (AGM) Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) What are the obligations for the 1st AGM? The Act outlines meeting obligations for bodies corporate. Particular requirements are made

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General Meeting – VIC

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There are three types of meetings in Victoria: The first annual general meeting Annual general meetings Special general meetings What are the obligations for the first AGM? The first AGM must be convened within six months of the registration of the plan. At this meeting

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