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What makes a great community

Posted on 25/01/2017 O Comment

Great communities don’t happen by accident; they’re part good design, part access to services and largely attributed to the people who reside within them. It’s often hard to put a finger in why exactly they work, but here are the top five reasons some communities truly shine… Inclusion Contrary to the modern trend where people

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Win for tenants in new era of strata management

Posted on 23/12/2016 O Comment

After five years of consultation and a raft of drafts and amendments, New South Wales is set to see new house rules when it comes to strata living, and the changes could have flow-on effects throughout Australia. Here’s the lowdown on what the new laws mean for living in a shared community. The legislation On

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Six ways to get to know your neighbours

Posted on 30/11/2016 O Comment

Striking up a personal connection in today’s busy world is often way down a lengthy list of things to do, but getting to know your neighbours helps engender a sense of community and shared security in any neighbourhood. A little effort goes a long way when it comes to creating a fresh social network and

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Noise restrictions – what you need to know

Posted on 30/11/2016 O Comment

With the likelihood revelry is on many people’s agenda as the festive season fast approaches, it’s time to brush up on some Ps and Qs when it comes to sharing community space. Of all the things likely to raise hackles in any shared community, noise takes prime position at the top of many a fallout

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How Common Areas Can Increase The Value of Your Property

Posted on 01/11/2016 O Comment

Strata title properties are not just about units or houses sitting side by side with individual maintenance needs. Often common areas like pools, tennis courts and barbecue areas all come as part of the package. This makes common area maintenance one of the biggest issues for managers, owners and residents alike. Handled well, ongoing maintenance

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Why Community Counts in a Technological World

Posted on 01/11/2016 O Comment

These days we’re more likely than ever before to live away from our families, to move for work or study, and conduct a vast portion of our socialising via technology. In a world where we can connect with others at the push of a button, a physical community with the security and warm social embrace

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19 By-Laws Changes You Need to Know This Coming November 30

Posted on 26/08/2016 O Comment

This coming November 30, the NSW Strata Schemes Regulations is introducing compulsory by-laws for schemes created before 1996. Here’s a run-down of what you need to know. 1. Noise An owner or occupier of a lot must not create any noise on the parcel likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of the owner or occupier of

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Entirely Paperless!

Posted on 29/07/2016 O Comment

Being a Building Manager of over 300 residents, portal has been my saving grace. The portal has allowed me to view and manage my workload with no more phone calls or endless backlog of paperwork. All my residents can log on and book repairs /maintenance, & facilities with a push of a button with an

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An Effective Way to Channel Communications

Posted on 14/07/2016 O Comment

Historically we tried Sharepoint. That worked well, however we had issues with people “blogging” to air their issues. This was not productive and was very hard to manage. The other major concern was that of privacy. Since sourcing this new portal, all participants can still interact and ask questions knowing that these questions can be

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