Media Statements by OCN

Media Statements by OCN2022-08-10T09:22:57+10:00

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15January, 2023

Peak Apartment Body Calls For Pre-Election NSW Response To Ongoing Covid Legal Threat

15 JANUARY 2023 The peak body for the one million plus apartment owners in New South Wales says with new COVID variants emerging, it is concerned tens of thousands of owners corporations in the State are exposed to possible legal challenge if they try and protect apartment precincts from a new COVID outbreak. Read full media release:> 230115 Peak Body Calls for Pre-election Response to Ongoing COVID Legal Threat

23December, 2022

Apartment Owners Urged to Embrace 10 Year Defects Insurance

23 DECEMBER 2022 On the eve of the four year anniversary of the Opal Tower apartment calamity in Sydney, the peak body representing apartment owners is repeating its call for Owners Corporations throughout the State to take up an innovative and “game changing” offer by the State Government to solve building defect disputes – including 10 year insurance protection paid for by developers - and end the “lawyers picnic” in [...]

7December, 2022

Government Called on to Safeguard Financial Information Worth Billions From Cyber Crooks

7 DECEMBER 2022 The New South Wales Government is being called on to provide assurances to the State’s one million plus apartment owners that confidential information required by the Government via its new Strata Hub cannot be accessed by cyber crooks, with the scheme’s deadline for compliance only weeks away. Read media release:> 221207 Government Called on to Safeguard Financial Information Worth Billions from Cyber Crooks

22November, 2022

Peak Body Warns Apartment & Unit Owners to Adopt Zero Tolerance for Schoolies Onslaught

22 NOVEMBER 2022 The peak body for apartment and unit owners says strata owners and Owners Corporations should adopt a zero tolerance policy for unruly schoolies to avoid being left with damages bills of thousands of dollars. It says the parents of unruly schoolies should be held accountable and made to pay for any damages. Read full media release:> 221122 Peak Body Warns Apartment Owners to Adopt Zero Tolerance For [...]

21November, 2022

Move to End Lawyers Picnic in Strata Disputes Welcomed

21 NOVEMBER 2022 The peak body representing apartment owners in New South Wales is calling for Owners Corporations throughout the State to take up an innovative and “game changing” offer by the State Government to solve building defect disputes and end the “lawyers picnic” in dispute resolution with wealthy developers. Read Media Release:> 221121 Move to End Lawyers Picnic in Strata Disputes Welcomed

2November, 2022

Decennial Liability Insurance a Game Changer

2 NOVEMBER 2022 The peak body for apartment owners is urging NSW apartment buyers to be cautious or steer clear of new projects that are not offering 10-year liability insurance which it describes as a “game changer” for protecting apartment and unit owners from dodgy builders. Read Media Release:> 221102 Decennial Liability Insurance a Game Changer

28October, 2022

Peak Body Calls for Transparency Around Cyber Attacks

28 OCTOBER 2022 The Owners Corporation Network is calling for strata management companies to immediately provide full and complete disclosure on whether they have been subject to cyber attacks, after reports that a major strata management company is subject to a large ransom demand from cyber hackers. Read media release:> 221028 Peak Body Calls for Transparency Around Cyber Attacks

18October, 2022

Peak Body Calls for Major New Apartment Building Design Changes

18 OCTOBER 2022 The $400billion apartment owners sector in New South Wales will mobilise in the lead up to the March 2023 State election to call for major changes to design, management, emergency preparedness and related issues. READ Press Release:> 221019 Peak Body Calls for Major New Apartment Design Changes

16September, 2022

OCN Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Strata Communities

OCN MEDIA RELEASE:  16 SEPTEMBER 2022 Twenty years ago, The Owners Corporation Network (OCN) was formed by a group of apartment-owners from all across Sydney who discovered they were individually fighting the same problems: defects in their new buildings; unscrupulous developers refusing to fix them; and corrupt building and strata managers working against them. Back then, there was no one they could call on for help. So they decided to [...]

9May, 2022

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging in Apartment Buildings – The Solution

OCN MEDIA RELEASE:  9 MAY 2022 Owners Corporation Network (OCN) has been working with the NSW Government to establish a comprehensive website that addresses all the aspects involved in resolving this question.  This new website is available and will be launched this week on 12 May 22 via the “Drive Electric – EV ready Buildings” webinar. The website steps owners corporations and EV owners through who is responsible for the [...]

19September, 2021

Delta and Apartment Pools and Gyms: Strata in Limbo

OCN MEDIA RELEASE:  19 SEPTEMBER 2021 As the Premier said today, the Delta virus does not care who you are or where you live. “The Premier put the cat among the pigeons on Sunday announcing that local council pools will open on Monday 27 September. While this is very welcome and is clearly public pools, strata committees will get increasing requests and demands for the reopening of common strata facilities.”, [...]

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