20 August 2021 Karen Stiles, OCN Executive Officer, interviewed by Channel 10 News on why residents need to know if someone in their building is Covid-19 positive. Watch the clip:
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17 August 2021 Hobart City Council will consider taking steps to amend its planning scheme and seeking state government support to limit the number of new permits to convert entire homes to short-stay visitor accommodation. Council News City of Hobart Website > Link to the article
16 August 2021 Increasing lockdowns across Sydney have created a problem for apartment residents and the cleaning companies servicing them – there are not enough workers to meet their buildings’ daily waste and sanitation needs. Havencab has 400 workers in apartment buildings in central Sydney including the 68-level GreenlandCentreonBathurstStreet. But, not designated as authorised workers, 120 were grounded in lockdowns of the south-western suburbs and a further 80 with last week’s [...]
15 August 2021 NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has begged people to stop visiting family and friends as hundreds of extra police begin patrolling streets from Monday in an unprecedented effort to slow rising COVID-19 case numbers. Dr Chant delivered one of her most sober messages of the pandemic on Sunday as NSW recorded 415 new cases, starkly warning: “I cannot describe my concern level if we do not drive [...]
12 August 2021 Buyers of apartments in two 22-storey Parramatta towers with serious defects fear changes to orders imposed on a developer by the NSW building watchdog will strip away their right to rescind contracts and get their deposits back. The purchasers of apartments off the plan in the Imperial complex in Parramatta’s CBD are demanding to know why changes were made to a prohibition order last month. Sydney Morning Herald [...]
3 August 2021 Jane Hearn talks with Jimmy Thomson & Sue Williams on their weekly podcast. Jane starts discussions at 3 mins 30 sec. Flat Chat Podcast > Link to podcast
3 August 2021 Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson today announced the appointment of Hansen Yuncken as Managing Contractor of NSW’s cladding remediation program. Mr Anderson said Hansen Yuncken will oversee the delivery of Project Remediate, providing expertise and assurance to Owners Corporations as they go through the remediation process. Media Release - Released by: Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation > Read the full release here
29 July 2021 At least two Wollongong apartment complexes have now been touched by COVID-19. Management of the Parq on Flinders buildings sent an email to residents and unit owners on Wednesday evening, advising them that there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 in one of the towers and the resident was in isolation off-site. Illawarra Mercury Natalie Croxon > Link to full article
26 July 2021 Sydney developer Toplace has agreed to be liable for any structural defects in its new Skyview towers complex for 20 years, in order to get buyers into their apartments. The agreement is the first of its kind and is expected to set a new benchmark of accountability for developers across the state. Josh Bavas ABC News > Read the full article here