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  Tower Body Corporate 
 June Edition

Our Exciting announcement this month is the launch of our new website. Please take a look around and let us know what you think. We would really like to hear your feedback!

In this month's edition, we cover the following:

How to deal with noise issues in your apartment. Can you ask the Body Corporate to test the noise levels? What should be included in meeting minutes? Read about a tragic accident in FNQ and find out how your body corporate can avoid being in a similar situation by ensuring regular termite inspections are carried out. We also talk about safe living in this months podcast with Amanda Farmer and Dr Sacha Reid.

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QLD: Q&A Can I Get My Body Corporate to Test Noise Levels in My Unit?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: As a lot owner, am I able to get the body corporate to test noise levels to ensure adequate installation is installed in the walls?

QLD: Crime In Surfers Paradise Communities [PODCAST]

Amanda Farmer, Your Strata Property featuring Dr Sacha Reid
The challenge for strata owners is the fact they are living within close proximity to others, so the actions of one have a flow on effect to others. We need to be aware of and plan our communities to ensure we have a safe environment for people to live and work safely.

Bread and butter Strata: Minutes - What goes in?

Deryck Walker,

Whilst Strata Legislation throughout the country may provide a basic framework for meeting minutes, it doesn't go so far as to explain exactly what can and cannot be recorded in the minutes. How accurate should they be?

Importance of Regular Termite Inspections After Tragic FNQ Death

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal & Dean Potgieter, Seymour Consultants
This article stands as a reminder of the importance of having a regular body corporate termite inspection after a recent tragedy in Far North Queensland.

Latest News

All the July 1 changes for Queensland

29 June

Changes Queenslanders can expect from July 1, 2017

Get in on the ground floor: How apartments can join the solar power boom

Bjorn Sturmberg, Macquarie University, ABC News
21 June

While there are now more solar panels in Australia than people, many apartment-dwellers have largely been locked out of this solar revolution by a minefield of red tape and potentially uninformed strata committees.  

Unit owners in Queensland call for urgent audit after Grenfell Tower fire

Tony Morre, Brisbane Times
20 June

One million Queenslanders who live in apartments want assurances from the state's building watchdog that units are safe, in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Construction spree in Gold Coast ahead of Commonwealth Games

Prateek Chatterjee, Property Observer
14 June

The Gold Coast is about to witness a spate of developments ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
National Property Clock

National Property Clock June 2017

Herron Todd White
Census 2016

Snapshot of Australia

2016 Census Data Summary
Semi-detached, row housing, town houses, flats & apartments increased to just over 1/4 of all housing (26%)
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