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Strata News
  Tower Body Corporate 
 November Edition

We would like to welcome Tammy Lynch to our team at the Tower Body Corporate office. Tammy has worked for a major hotel chain on the Gold Coast for the past six years, and we now welcome her as she starts her new career in Strata Management.

In this month's edition, we have a variety of interesting Q&As covering different aspects of strata living. Also, when it comes to gym equipment, is it better to rent or own? If your looking to do a last minute Spring Clean before the holiday season, take a look at the 'Clever Storage' article.

Don't forget to have your say regarding proposed changes to Lot Entitlements - submissions close in just a few weeks - 23rd Dec. Read all this and more in the below hand picked articles.

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Q&A How Do Overseas Lot Owners Make Strata Fee Payments?

Kelly Borell, Tower Body Corporate Administration
Question: Most of our lot owners live overseas. How do they pay their strata fee payments, including levies and other bills?

Q&A Approval for Hail Damaged Strata Roof Repair

Amanda Hoy, Strata Vote
Question: Strata Roof Repair - Does the Body Corporate need 2 quotes and if a specific amount is not specified, is the motion out of order?

Q&A Making A Recommendation in a Motion With Alternatives

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: Is it normally alright for a Committee to recommend a preferred contractor in a Motion With Alternatives eg about painting our complex? Can we put forward our recommendation as to which of the 3 painters we prefer, especially if the preferred contractor is not the cheapest?

Q&A Commercial Strata Insurance - What Does it Cover?

Tyrone Shandiman, Strata Insurance Solutions
Question: We own two commercial strata investment lots in SE Qld. Our contributions notice has an amount for strata insurance. What does commercial strata insurance cover?.

Gym Equipment Maintenance - Better to Own or Hire?

Peter Berney, Solutions in Engineering
Question: Why does our BC hire and contract out our gym equipment maintenance? Surely it would be better to buy the equipment outright. I have been told it is because of WH&S and other safety concerns. Is this a consideration?

Clever Storage Solutions for Clutter-Free Living

Bettina Deda, Downsize With Style
To optimise clever storage solutions for small apartments, do a room assessment of each of your apartment's rooms. Ask yourself the question: What would I like this room to do for me?
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Latest News

Chinese Company Plans $400 Million Theme Park On Gold Coast

The Urban Developer
24 November

The call of Australia’s tourism sector is difficult to resist for some, as news broke this week that a Chinese entertainment company is intending to build a $400 million theme park on the Gold Coast.


A third of planned Inner Brisbane apartments dropped

Sol Dolor, AstralianBroker
12 Oct

Developers in Brisbane have dropped a third of all proposed apartments, a new report reveals, highlighting a marked drop in the market.

Orion Towers to Become Tallest in Southern Hemisphere

Brisbane Development
7 Oct

A new two-tower $1.2 billion development in Surfers Paradise known as Orion Towers is set to host the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, soaring 103 storeys high.

Gold Coast body corporates shocked by secret government changes to cover building repairs

Paul Weston, Gold Coast Bulletin
3 November

THOUSANDS of Gold Coast apartment and duplex owners will see their insurance premiums skyrocket for simple repairs following changes by the State Government.  

Queensland developers demand NSW-style forced sales of strata units

Jimmy Thomson, Domain
28 October

Queensland’s developers want a NSW-style “forced sales” regulation – where a majority of strata owners can compel a minority to sell their units for redevelopment – brought in as part of a general revamp of strata law in the state.
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