OCN Submissions

OCN Submissions2022-08-10T09:16:13+10:00
11February, 2021

Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 – 5 Year Review Letter to Minister

11 FEBRUARY 2021 Since publication of the Strata Review Discussion Paper and survey OCN many members have expressed frustration and disappointment at the manner in which it has been presented. OCN has written to the Minister for Better Regulation & Innovation, The Hon. Kevin Anderson, outlining several major concerns about gaps and assumptions in the process, the ‘survey’ and the questions themselves. >Download PDF

19January, 2021

Developer Handover Documents – Building Manual Content Requirement

19 JANUARY 2021 OCN made a submission to the Australian Building Codes Board on the documentation that should be required by law to be given to owners corporations by the developer.  When this is legislated and enforced – and the current practice of ignoring requirements for handover documentation is ended – it will greatly assist owners in new buildings. >Download PDF

15January, 2021

NSW Draft Design & Building Practitioners Regulation 2020 

15 JANUARY 2021 The D&PB legislation is incredibly important to owners – it creates a retrospective duty of care to owners by designers and building practitioners.  OCN made a detailed submission on the draft Regulations to improve consumer protections.   > Download PDF

30November, 2020

Sustainability Infrastructure Submission

30 NOVEMBER 2020 OCN is calling upon the government to refer the propositions identified in the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Sustainability Infrastructure) Bill 2020 to the review of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) currently underway. >Download PDF

30January, 2020

Professional Engineers Registration Bill 2019

30 JANUARY 2020 The Owners Corporation Network of Australia Limited (OCN) is the only consumer organisation whose sole mission is to advocate on behalf of residential strata owners. This is the submission of the OCN to the Inquiry into the Professional Engineers Registration Bill 2019. The protection of consumers through the delivery of high quality, sustainable homes is of paramount public importance. > Download PDF

17October, 2019

Design & Building Practitioners Bill 2019

17 OCTOBER 2019 Strata is the fastest growing form of residential property ownership in Australia. Over half the new dwellings to be built in our metropolitan areas over the next decades will be strata titled. OCN notes that it is likely to be the only true consumer group making submissions on this Bill. > Download PDF


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