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Strata News
  Tower Body Corporate 
 December 2018 Edition

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
If you happen to be around for the holiday season, there are quite a few events happening in the region. 

13/12/ – 24/12/18 – Christmas in Surfers Paradise – 9am to 6pm - Experience Christmas with an Aussie twist in Surfers Paradise as the iconic beach and mall transform into a Summer-time Wonderland.

22/12/18 – Movies Under the Stars – Palm Beach – 7pm to 10pm, Palm Beach Parklands - A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

23/12/18 – Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach -  6pm to 8pm - Christmas in Surfers Paradise culminates with Carols on the Beach featuring a stunning line-up of talented local musicians and dancers and finishes in a flurry of fireworks!

27/12/18 to 31/12/18 – Surfers Paradise New Years Eve Carnival – 3pm to 9m - The annual Surfers Paradise Carnival hits town on 27 December, bringing rides and slides to the foreshore. Daily fun and attractions from 3pm to 9pm are guaranteed to entertain both little kids and kids at heart.

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The Team at Tower Body Corporate

How will you get along with your neighbours this Christmas?

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

The summer holiday break is the perfect time to take stock and see if there’s a different way to resolve problems and make a contribution towards ensuring that you and everyone gets along and respects each other’s needs.

Here’s a few ideas worth considering.


Q&A Can I use a box trailer for car park storage?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question: Can I put a box trailer in my second parking bay and used it for car park storage? Will it comply with body corporate rules and how do I go about getting approval?

Pets and parking cause most upsets [PODCAST]

Commissioner Chris Irons,
Real Estate Kevin Turner

Pets, parking and noise are the most common areas of disputes according to the Queensland's Body Corporate Commissioner. Chris Irons joins Kevin Turner to discuss these disputes.

QLD ‘Firestorm’ and ‘Zombie Cyclone’ Prompts Calls For Apartment Owners To Consider Catastrophe Cover

Strata Community Association (Qld)
Strata leaders say catastrophe insurance policies should be on the shopping list of strata communities in the wake of the 200 bushfires that recently were burning throughout Queensland and this new ‘zombie cyclone’ threat.

Latest News

Queensland's rental laws set for major reform after public calls for price caps, flexible pet rules

Timothy Swanston, ABC News

After an extensive nine-week feedback process, about 130,000 responses were submitted to the State Government about what should change, from making pet ownership in rental properties easier, to capping rental price increases.

How we turned our apartment block into a community

Flip Prior, ABC News

"Let's start a social committee and convince the neighbours to come to an event so we can all get to know each other … let's try to make our apartment less of a building full of strangers and more of a friendly home."

The Most Petty Strata Feuds And Nightmare By-Laws Revealed

Alex Bruce-Smith, ten daily News Reporter

From one resident having exclusive access to the lift to another needing strata to approve his instrument -- here are some weird and whacky strata laws that govern the way some Aussies live.

Queensland court overrules Gold Coast City Council high-rise approval in 'unique' case

Elise Kinsella, ABC News

The council's planning department had recommended councillors support the project. Things took an unusual turn when the body corporate for the neighbouring Lindor building appealed to the Queensland Planning and Environment Court. After that legal action was launched, the Gold Coast City Council reversed its position and submitted to the court that the project should be rejected because its height, density and scale conflicted with the city planning scheme.

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