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Strata News from Tower Body Corporate, April Edition!

We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and didn’t over indulged too much on chocolate. The cooler weather and the end of storm season is welcomed by all of our building that suffered storm damage.

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Insurance valuations – why are they important

Peter Greenham,
Independent Inspections

Some strata schemes are under-insured and it is best practice to obtain independent insurance valuations once every five years. This valuation will determine if the building is adequately covered to be replaced in case of an event.
Committee roles

QLD: The different body corporate committee roles

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal

There are a maximum of 7 voting committee positions for a committee formed under the BCCM Act. What are each of these body corporate committee roles responsible for?

Pets in Body Corporates

Kelly Borell, Tower Body Corporate Administration
A hot topic: Pets in body corporates. Find out about pet by-laws, approving applications for pets and what to do if there is a breach on conditions.

Strata laws impacting pet owners: a state by state summary

Strata Community Australia
As a pet owner, you are impacted by both your strata community’s by-laws and your state legislation.
You should never keep a pet in strata accommodation without being sure the by-laws permit pets and you have any necessary approvals. 


View the factsheet here

Latest News


Gold Coast's Q1 to be topped by nearby 78 plus storey residential highrise

Jonathan Chancellor, Property Observer

A Hong Kong property group who paid about $65 million for a Surfers Paradise oceanfront reserve site has plans for a 78 storey plus high-rise residential apartment block.


Australia’s hottest rental suburbs

Sarah Miller,

The Gold Coast is top of the leaderboard for Australia’s hottest rental suburbs, where there are up to 1,897 online visits per property in some suburbs, new data shows.


Skytower: Construction of Brisbane's tallest tower set to begin

Kristian Silva, Brisbane Times

Skytower will be the city's tallest building until another development at 300 George Street reaches the 274 metre mark, which is the maximum height permitted in Brisbane because of aviation regulations.

Billion-dollar Broadbeach Jewel project will put the Gold Coast on the international map

Kathleen Skene, Gold Coast Bulletin

It’s just a sandy hole in the ground now, but by 2018 the billion-dollar Jewel project could be a gleaming three-towered Gold Coast marker on the world’s tourism and investment map.


Soundproofing Your Home, Improve Lifestyle and Value


Tired of dealing with constant noise? Check out these helpful tips to help soundproof your home.

Australians Choosing to Live in the Clouds


Angela Fedele, Sourceable

In the midst of a multi-residential building boom, Australian cities are striving to meet the demand for sky high living.
In Australia, Brisbane’s South City Square is creating a 1,000 apartment village across seven towers that also incorporates retail.
The plans for South City Square are estimated at $550 million across a 2.1-hectare site.

FactSheet - Noisy Neighbours

This resource has general information about living alongside neighbours in strata, as well as information more specific to Queensland apartment living.

Find information about privacy, access, noise, smells, smoke and garbage.

LookUpStrata FactSheet: Noisy Neighbours