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  Tower Body Corporate 
SEQ Region
November Edition

With server thunderstorm warnings in place for this weekend, today marks the one year anniversary since the massive hailstorm swept through the region. If you just want to forget about the weather and enjoy the 2 day break, here are the Best things to do in Brisbane this weekend, November 28-29!

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Concrete Cancer Epidemic – Don’t bury your head in the Sand

Tyrone Shandiman, Strata Insurance Specialist
Providing unit owners with insight into how concrete cancer is handled from an insurance perspective, including a warning to bodies corporate not to bury their heads in the sand.

Strata and Gas Meters

Catherine Lezer
How to read your gas meters: If you have gas in your apartment, it is good to know where your gas meter is located so you can check the reading against the bill.

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Strata renovating insurance

Guidelines for pool owners and property agents

Building Industry and Policy, October 2015
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist pool owners (including bodies corporate) and property agents to understand their pool safety responsibilities under the Building Act 1975 (BA).

Common area lighting – Repair, Replace or Upgrade?

Sonya Williams, 
enLighten Australia

With average electricity price increases year on year, replacing high energy consuming lights such as incandescent, halogen & T8 fluorescent tube lights with more efficient lighting has offered strata properties with a cost effective way to reduce energy.  

Latest News

Pipeline Of 20,000 Apartments Expected To Hit Brisbane Market

The Urban Developer
5 Nov

A new residential report from global property services firm, JLL predicts an upcoming supply of approximately 20,000 apartments in Brisbane over the 2016-2018 period. It will be the first time such a large amount of stock comes online in the inner city precincts in such a short period of time.

Palaszczuk’s Government Gets Behind $3B Queen’s Wharf Redevelopment

The Urban Developer
17 Nov

The Queensland Government has signed off on Echo Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises’ $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.


The biggest threat to schoolies: Managers and police to crackdown on new selfie craze

Paul Weston, Gold Coast Bulletin
19 Nov
THE new craze of “rooftopping” and taking outrageous selfies on highrise balconies will be the biggest safety fears at this year’s Schoolies, with building managers and police to crack down on dangerous stunts.


Interstate buyers priced out of southern capitals have accounted for a third sales in a Gold Coast project

Hannah Sbeghen, News Corp Australia Network
24 Nov

INTERSTATE buyers priced out of southern capitals have proven a powerful market at Boheme at Robina, accounting for a third of the $26 million in apartment sales in the sold-out first tower.


Gold Coast apartments selling like hotcakes

Matthew Cranston, Domain
24 Nov

Australia’s glitter strip the Gold Coast is regaining its old mojo with hundreds of new apartment sales set to take total turnover this year well past that of 2014.
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Pea-green cottage boxed in by massive apartments finally sells for $1.4 million after its elderly owners fielded offers for 15 years

Jennifer Russell & Nelson Groom, Daily Mail Australia
A home hemmed in by supermarkets, towering apartment blocks and an underground carpark has sold at auction for $1.4 million. 
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