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 October Edition

Welcome to this edition of Tower Strata News!

What are the great advantages of Electronic Voting? Find out the outcome of the longest (& most expensive) deck dispute in Australia - who got their way? Don't forget to have your say regarding proposed changes to Lot Entitlements - submissions close 23rd Dec. Read all this and more in the below hand picked articles.

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Welcome to the World of Online Voting

Amanda Hoy, Strata Vote
With online voting, owners can receive their meeting notice and voting paper, including Secret Ballots and Committee Elections, instantly.

Opposing Resolutions Without Dissent - the Final Say

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court. There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision making obligations are based on.

Lot entitlements – Can you unscramble the egg?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
QUT professors have recommended a solution to the strata titled lot entitlements problem. Find out what it is & how these changes may affect you. Have your say on the proposal  before COB 23 December 2016.

How to Manage Data Cabling Installation In Apartment Buildings

LookUpStrata Team
What rights do body corporate committees have in the data cabling installation around the internal and external areas of common property?

Latest News

Caution for Gold Coast high rise property investment: Terry Ryder

Terry Ryder, Property Observer
12 Oct

Gold Coast City has been unchallenged for some time as the No.1 municipality in Australia for growth real estate markets, but that’s no longer the case.


1000 jobs headed to the Gold Coast after three developments given the first tick of approval

Lea Emery, Gold Coast Bulletin
12 Oct

THREE major developments worth almost $1 billion are set to create at least 1000 jobs on the Gold Coast. And the injection is expected to come just when the city is about to head into a predicted post-Commonwealth Games slump.

Fly Straight To The Top In The World’s Fastest Lifts

The Urban Developer
7 Oct

Have you ever experienced an elevator ride that seemed to take forever? Has a slow elevator ride resulted in you pressing the buttons over and over, hoping for a miracle and leaving the person next to you thinking that you can’t stand being near them?

The commercial use of drones in Australia now more accessible

Mark Yum, Madison Marcus Law Firm
30 Sept

The Civil Aviation Security Authority (CASA), the governing body for aircraft use in Australia, will be releasing new regulations, effective as of 29 September 2016. CASA was the first governing body to formally regulate drone usage for both commercial and civil purposes in 2002.  

Strata Living - the Hotbed of Competing Interests

Colin Myers, Small Myers Hughes
14 August

In nearly all strata schemes, there are different groups of stakeholders all with competing interests. Each of these groups has their own agenda of what they want from the strata scheme, and what they are willing to do or sacrifice to make that happen.
HTW Prop Clock Oct16

National Property Clock - Oct 2016 Apartments

Herron Todd White
The Herron Todd White team have taken a look at their service areas and identified all the gentrification hotspots throughout the nation worthy of your attention. 
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