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Strata News
  Tower Body Corporate 
 September Edition

This is our 'Welcome to Spring' edition of Tower Strata News!

We have lots of great articles in this month's newsletter - stories about strata security, balcony safety, Personal Accident cover, by-law enforcement...and much more! We hope you enjoy the content. 

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Some Insights into Strata Security. Master Keys… who has the keys to your unit?

Wayne Stevens, Unit Owners Association of Queensland
Do you know about your master key lock system? It is a common practice for nominated people at a complex to have master keys which allow them access to every unit in the complex.

Volunteering at your Strata property. Is it worth the risk?

Ann Farrugia, Whitbread Insurance Brokers
This article will help ensure you’re fully informed of what is covered - including Personal Accident cover - before volunteering your services, and whether it would instead be smarter to engage a professional contractor.

The golden rules of by-law enforcement

Hynes Legal
Bylaw enforcement is not an optional activity. By-laws must be enforced, and the responsibility for their enforcement lies with the committee.

Q&A AGM - Speaking To Or Against Motions When Most Owners Vote Remotely

Amanda Hoy, Strata Vote
Since most owners don't attend the AGM and have the opportunity to vote electronically or by post, how do I speak against or to strata AGM motions in order to persuade owners to vote in a certain fashion?

Q&A Can Your Building Stop Short Term Rentals?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
The BCCMA specifically prohibits a by-law from restricting the type of residential use to which a lot can be put - like a restriction on short term rentals. So what can you do?

Balcony Safety - Are You Concerned About Schoolies?

Hollie Bell, Anti Grabbity
What are the solutions to balcony safety in Australia? Up to now, very little or very expensive, and very impractical. A few years of testing, developing, subjecting hands (young and old) to a range of textured “prickles” and Anti-Grabbity was born.

Latest News

Wheelie bins on the scrapheap as city backs high-speed rubbish disposal

Kerryn Ramsey, Houzz
21 Sept

Rubbish will be sucked underground automatically by vacuumed air and sucked through a 6.5 kilometre network of underground pipes at 70 kilometres an hour.

Gold Coast City Council application to host property on AirBnb can cost as much as $8086

Jack Harbour, Gold Coast Bulletin
14 Sept

As part of city council’s enforcement of party houses, most Gold Coast AirBnb hosts must now apply for development permits to be able to rent out their properties legally.

Robina unit complex’s pool sold off by Gold Coast City Council to recoup rates arrears

Andrew Potts, Gold Coast Bulletin
16 Sept

A BRISBANE company has splashed out to buy the swimming pool of a Robina unit complex in what is being called one of the most unusual sales in the Gold Coast’s history.

Brisbane heralds yet another coming of age, as $10 billion development gets underway

Kim Stephens,
10 Sept

ANYONE who has spent long enough in Brisbane knows there is one thing the city really, really wants the world to know. We’re no longer just a country town.

Big might be beautiful, but not if it means adding more cars to clogged roads around Surfers

Alice Gorman, Gold Coast Bulletin
7 Sept

In what seems to be a case of the ‘Emperor’s new clothes’, no one in authority is interested in the elephant in the room … Surfers Paradise’s diabolic traffic problems. No amount of design awards will help the poor buggers stuck in cars crawling through the congested local road network.
HTW Prop Clock Jun16

National Property Clock - Sept 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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