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Welcome to the November Edition of Tower News

With the holiday season approaching it’s the time of year when we think about turning over a new page and letting bygones be bygones.

If you haven’t got anything planned, now might be a good time to think about a little festive, socially distanced get together for owners and residents. I think most people can agree that it has been a long year and an end of year get together can be a good way of setting the table for good relations for the next twelve months.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for people to get along in strata and so for those who can’t, this month’s newsletter looks at how scheme who can’t see eye to eye can sit at the same table together and get things done.

Elsewhere in this issue:

  • Who should be copied in on emails.
  • Decision making structures in body corporates.
  • Responsibility for maintaining painting.

As ever, don’t forget to contact us if you have a strata question or if you want any topics covered in the newsletter. Follow the social links at the bottom of the newsletter or mail us at

Kind Regards,

The Tower Body Corporate Team

Strata Living: Why can’t we be friends?

Tower Body Corporate
Strata Living is great when everyone gets along, but sometimes owners don’t see eye to eye. Fortunately, there is no requirement to be friends, so when things get heated, consider these steps.


Q&A: Painting Dilemmas

Tower Body Corporate +
Chris Irons, Hynes Legal

Question: We do not have enough in our sinking fund to carry out much needed painting. Can I demand the building be painted, stating it must be done otherwise we are in breach of the legislation?

Q&A: Body Corporate Decision Making

Todd Garsden,

Question: Some committee members wish to improve the scheme to 4 star resort standard. There is only $60,000 in our sinking fund. Are these actions considered unreasonable?

Q&A: Privacy and Correspondence within a Body Corporate

Tower Body Corporate
Question: Does the body corporate manager of the complex have to be copied in on all emails between the body corporate committee?


Latest News

Schoolies warned of fines for breaches of COVID restrictions in apartments

Stuart Layt, Brisbane times
School leavers heading to unofficial schoolies celebrations from today have been warned they risk thousands of dollars in fines if they breach public health directions.

Gold Coast Market Records Lowest Rental Vacancies

Dinah Lewis Boucher, The Urban Developer
The Gold Coast market has seen a dramatic tightening in rental stock available, with the median vacancy rate down from a peak of 10 per cent in May to a tight 1.1 per cent, as of September figures.

Preparations vital as Queensland enters natural disaster season

Queenslanders are being urged to prepare now as the state heads into the peak of its natural disaster season. 

Summary of 2020 Standard Module regulation changes

Body Corporate and Community Management
This PowerPoint provides a summary of the most significant changes to the Standard Module Regulation changes commencing 1 March 2021

QUESTION: Does my wife’s power of attorney to me allow me to submit motions at the AGM?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Answer: In simple terms – yes.

Upcoming Event

Webinar - Explaining group of same-issue motions

Body Corporate and Community Management
Topic: Explaining group of same-issue motions
When: Wed 25 Nov, 2020 at 2 pm (Brisbane time)
Duration: Maximum of 1 hour