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COVID-19 Strata Law Changes – Financial Relief Measures Explained

Smart Strata’s Community Education Webinar on the topic of COVID-19 Strata Law Changes was held yesterday with great success! The interview-style session was hosted by Archers the Strata Professionals CEO, Nicky Lonergan who was joined by leading strata experts James Nickless (Strata Lawyer) and Grant Mifsud (Strata Manager) who are both executive board members of…

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COVID-19 – Easing of restrictions and what that means for common property gyms

On 8 May 2020 the Queensland Premier outlined ‘Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions’.  On 1 June 2020 Stage 2 of easing restrictions came into force. One of the changes brought about by Stage 2, was gyms and health clubs could re-open for gatherings of up to 20 people. Whilst many are cheering about jumping…

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Best Practice Guide for Roadmap Stage 2

Strata Community Association (Qld) has developed a new best practice guide for bodies corporate to manage the new requirements in Stage 2 of the progressive relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions in Queensland. Read on for a copy of the guide covering information on how to hold meetings and the requirements for common areas. SCA (Qld) is concerned about…

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Mandatory Self Resolution

Life in a community titles scheme comes as a surprise to many new residents. Perhaps the most striking difference is the proximity to others in your scheme. Life in a body corporate means thinking about how your everyday behaviour might affect other occupants. Behaviour that might seem perfectly normal to you – for example, watching…

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Strata Community Education Webinar

COVID-19 Strata Law Changes – Financial Relief Measures Explained Join us as Archers the Strata Professionals CEO Nicky Lonergan hosts a discussion with leading strata experts James Nickless (Strata Lawyer) and Grant Mifsud (Strata Manager) as they delve into the implications of the new COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation. They will discuss the areas of financial…

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Legislation Amendment Bill – Temporary Financial Relief Measures

Earlier this week, the Justice and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Amendment Bill 2020 was introduced to the Queensland Parliament to amend provisions of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCMA) and has passed last night. The purpose of the amendment bill is to “provide measures to alleviate the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 emergency on…

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Best Practice Guide for Roadmap Stage 1

Queensland Health released the latest Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.9) on 8th May and following the Premier’s announcement of the Stage 1 easing of restrictions, we are awaiting the details of the restrictions. However, as of 13 May 2020, SCA (Qld) has released a  guide to make recommendations on the best practice based on…

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Reopening pools in a body corporate because of COVID-19

Pools can now be reopened after 15 May 2020. The Queensland Government has released its roadmap to easing restrictions. As part of that roadmap, the first stage includes a number of relaxations to take place from 11:59pm 15 May 2020, including gatherings of up to 10 people in pools.   Why can pools be reopened?…

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LEGISLATION – Who Makes it?

Hands up anyone who has ever had a burning desire to better understand what ‘legislation’ actually is and how it gets made? On the assumption there is a sea of raised hands, I present to you a brief – I promise you, there is much, much more that can be said about legislation – Q…

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Electricity Relief Payment

The Queensland Government is providing a $300 million Household utility assistance package to all Queenslanders during the COVID-19 crisis. This is in addition to the Government’s asset ownership dividend package, worth $100 million, and will see households and small businesses receive a one-off utility payment to assist with electricity and water bills. Any eligible household…

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