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13November, 2019

Design & Building Practitioner Bill 2019

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 13 November 2019 Today the NSW Government proposed amendments to the Design & Building Practitioners Bill 2019 currently being considered by the NSW Parliament. These amendments begin the vital process of providing much improved consumer protection for people buying new apartments. They also improve the overall operation of the Bill in better regulating the NSW building industry. For these reasons the revised Bill has the support [...]

19August, 2019

‘Hands Off’ regulation leaves thousands of apartment owners ‘out in the cold’


OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 19 August 2019 ‘Hands Off’ regulation leaves thousands of apartment owners 'out in the cold' "The residential building industry has abandoned apartment buyers and the risk of costly defects has been shifted onto innocent apartment home buyers left devastated by sub- standard work” Jane Hearn, Director of the Owners Corporation Network said today. The Owners Corporation Network (OCN) is the only association of apartment owners whose [...]

26July, 2019

Give Us Our Homes Back!

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 26 July 2019 Building Defects – ‘Give us our homes back’ say apartment owners It will be years before government reforms restore confidence in the building industry, say apartment owners, and only a substantive support package can restore consumer confidence promptly. This week the Owners Corporation Network (OCN), an association representing thousands of apartment owners, responded to the NSW Government’s plans to fix the building defect [...]

6March, 2019

OCN Welcomes Strata Commissioner, Calls For Minister for Housing and Building Quality

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 6 March 2019“Our members welcome Labor’s commitment to create a Strata Commissioner”, Phil Gall, Chairman of the Owners Corporation Network of Australia, said today.“The time is right to create a ministry for housing that brings housing, strata and property services together in one portfolio”.“Strata housing and the communities it creates are the product of Government policy. If Government wants our massively growing population to live in high [...]

14February, 2019

Byron Leading the Way

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 14 February 2019“The “breakthrough” for Byron is a welcome concession from Minister Roberts. The 90-day cap proves that the Coalition’s blanket policy of permitting short-term letting in all residential homes in all locations is fundamentally flawed,” Stephen Goddard, Spokesman for the Owners Corporation Network of Australia said today.“For Byron, it’s a bit like having your death sentence commuted to 40 years”, he said. “The Minister has offered [...]

11January, 2019

When Your Home Becomes a Quasi Hotel – Tweed Heads

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 11 January 2019Government policy stalls while short-term letting runs rampant in Tweed HeadsThe summer holiday period brings a wave of tourism to the Tweed Heads, causing disruption to residents living in strata communities as short-term letting runs rampant.While there are many ways to list a property for short-term letting, Airbnb is the most prolific.In the Tweed Heads, there are now 1202 1 homes or 2.8 per cent [...]

11January, 2019

When Your Home Becomes a Quasi Hotel – Byron Bay

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 11 January 2019 Government policy stalls while short-term letting runs rampant in Byron Bay The summer holiday period brings a wave of tourists to Byron Bay, and with it, disruption to the permanent residents living in strata communities as short – term letting runs rampant. While there are many ways to list a property for short-term letting, Airbnb is the most prolific. Yet government policies have [...]

11January, 2019

When Your Home Becomes a Quasi Hotel – Northern Beaches

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 11 January 2019Government Policy stalls while short-term letting runs rampant in the Northern BeachesThe Summer holiday period brings a wave of tourism to the Northern Beaches, causing disruption to residents living in strata communities as short-term letting schemes, such as Airbnb, runs rampant.While there are many ways to list a property for short-term letting, Airbnb is the most prolific.In the Northern Beaches there are now 47861 homes [...]

11January, 2019

When Your Home Becomes a Quasi Hotel – Eastern Suburbs

OCN MEDIA RELEASE: 11 January 2019 Government policy stalls while short-term letting runs rampant in the Eastern Suburbs The summer holiday period brings a wave of tourism to the Eastern Suburbs, and with it, disruption to the permanent residents living in strata communities as short-term letting runs rampant. While there are many ways to list a property for short-term letting, Airbnb is the most prolific. In the Eastern Suburbs [...]

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