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OCN Calls for Health Strategy for Apartment Communities

2021-10-12T14:29:33+11:00

OCN MEDIA RELEASE:  20 AUGUST 2021 Health NSW needs a clearer strategy for directing and supporting apartment communities. The Chief Health Officer, Dr Chant, is rightly concerned about transmission in apartment buildings. Across Sydney these are chock full of residents. But the Public Health Orders treat a 40-storey high rise exactly the same as a free-standing home. That is a mistake. Strata Committees cannot manage a pandemic through by-laws. They are [...]

OCN Calls for Health Strategy for Apartment Communities2021-10-12T14:29:33+11:00

Council to consider short-stay changes

2021-08-27T13:49:53+10:00

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

Council to consider short-stay changes2021-08-27T13:49:53+10:00

Why lockdown really stinks for Sydney apartment owners

2021-08-19T15:15:38+10:00

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 [...]

Why lockdown really stinks for Sydney apartment owners2021-08-19T15:15:38+10:00

‘Fork in the road’: Chant’s grim warning for NSW

2021-08-19T11:33:04+10:00

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 [...]

‘Fork in the road’: Chant’s grim warning for NSW2021-08-19T11:33:04+10:00

‘Nightmare’: Changed orders keep buyers locked into defective Parramatta towers

2021-08-16T09:53:10+10:00

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 [...]

‘Nightmare’: Changed orders keep buyers locked into defective Parramatta towers2021-08-16T09:53:10+10:00

Managing contractor appointed to oversee removal of flammable cladding

2021-08-04T10:31:00+10:00

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

Managing contractor appointed to oversee removal of flammable cladding2021-08-04T10:31:00+10:00

COVID cases at two Wollongong apartment blocks in Flinders St

2021-08-27T12:39:03+10:00

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 

COVID cases at two Wollongong apartment blocks in Flinders St2021-08-27T12:39:03+10:00
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