Monthly Archives: September 2014

38 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes

Full Strata One is pleased to announce that we are the Strata Managing Agent for this apartment complex consisting of 203 residential units.    Conveniently located in the heart of Rhodes this building offers all the lifestyle benefits combined with convenience.  Positioned by the river, residents enjoy waterfront views, spacious communal living, and close proximity to public transport, shopping, restaurants, parklands and riding... Read more »

Review of strata and community scheme laws

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Reform of strata and community scheme laws Community scheme reforms have been unveiled in a position paper, outlining 58 proposed law reforms.   What is this about? The NSW Government is reforming NSW strata and community schemes laws. NSW has around 75,000 strata schemes worth $350 billion in assets. The reforms will affect some 2 million industry professionals, strata owners, and residents… Read more »

Latest Gas & Electricity safety tips

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Gas and electrical safety tips can save you from harm 21 September 2013 NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers to take care with gas and electrical appliances now Spring has sprung and when buying products to exercise their Australian Consumer Law (ACL) rights and responsibilities. Fair Trading received 3,144 enquiries and 2,227… Read more »

New project: ‘Renewing the Compact City’

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SCA (NSW) will be partnering on a new research project with the University of NSW called ‘Renewing the Compact City: Economically feasible and socially sustainable approaches to urban redevelopment in a multi-stakeholders environment’. The two-year project, which has been awarded funding from the Australian Research Council, will investigate a key challenge facing stakeholders in areas… Read more »

Fencing requirements for pools and spa’s

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Manly Council reminds us that under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW), ALL pools and spas must have child proof and boundary fencing, and be registered by 29th October 2013. Under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW), the owner of a swimming pool and/or spa has the responsibility to ensure that the pool and/or spa… Read more »

Installation of hot water systems

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New installation requirements for all hot water systems: New installation requirements for temperature control devices

Increase in fee’s for false fire alarms

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False fire alarm fees have increased as of 1st July 2013, from $750.00 to $1,250! Automatic Fire Alarms Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is committed to reducing the number of unwanted false alarms from Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) systems. Unwanted alarms are when FRNSW has attended in response to an alarm where there is no… Read more »

By-law’s for auctions

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Friday, 12th July 2013 On-site auctions are a well recognised way to sell your property, however, your by-laws can prohibit the use of signboards and having on-site auctions and a recent CTTT decision confirms that it can. In 2006 the owners corporation of a strata building in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs introduced a by-law prohibiting owners… Read more »

Tips on moving house

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Tips on moving – to make your move smooth 11 August 2013 NSW Fair Trading has produced a new fact sheet on removalists and today released 5 year figures showing consumer complaints and enquiries about the industry remained constant. Since 1 January 2013, Fair Trading has received 173 enquiries and 213 complaints about removalists. The… Read more »

Beware of wheat bags

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Fair Trading advises wheat bags can cause fire and urges caution with heating and using them, including a great tip to help prevent them drying out: Caution urged in use of wheat bags 5 July 2013 It’s cold and miserable, and all you want to do is crawl into a nice warm bed. But if… Read more »