Strata Living in Queensland: Prioritising Work Health and Safety

Strata living in Queensland offers numerous benefits, from shared amenities to a sense of community. However, ensuring the safety and well-being of residents in strata schemes is of paramount importance. In this article, we will explore the key aspects of work health and safety (WHS) in strata properties in Queensland, including regulations, responsibilities, and strategies…

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QFES: Charge Schedule for Alarm Monitoring 2023-24

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) play a critical role in ensuring the safety and well-being of Queensland’s residents and properties. Among their many services, QFES offers alarm monitoring to help prevent and respond to fire emergencies promptly. QFES has announced the 2023-24 Annual Alarm Management Charge (AMC). In this article, we will delve…

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Protecting Your Investment: The Importance of Proper Insurance Valuation for Queensland Strata Properties

Investing in a strata property in Queensland is a significant financial commitment. Whether you own a unit in a high-rise apartment or a townhouse in a gated community, it’s essential to safeguard your investment. One crucial aspect of protecting your strata property investment is ensuring it is adequately insured. In this article, we will explore…

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Sinking Funds Fall Short: Apartments at Risk Following this Bushfire Season

As homeowners and property managers in the Queensland region are aware, the threat of bushfires can have far-reaching consequences, including those that affect apartments and strata-titled properties. In this article, we will explore Queensland’s sinking funds and how they could be affected during this bushfire season, highlighting the importance of careful planning and proactive measures…

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2023 Bushfire Season: How to Safeguard your Strata Property

The Queensland bushfire season is upon us, and for strata property owners, it’s crucial to be well-prepared. With the increasing frequency and intensity of bushfires, taking proactive steps to protect your strata property and its residents is paramount. In this article, we will explore essential strategies and tips to help you prepare your property for…

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Car Park Ventilation Essential Service – Are You Compliant?

ONGOING RESPONSIBILITY. Once a building is constructed the owner or body corporate are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance as part of the – Australian Standards AS 1851-2012 (Routine Services of fire protection systems and equipment). The Occupational Safety and Health Act states any CO controlled ventilation system is regularly serviced and records kept, ensuring…

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National Asbestos Awareness Week

National Asbestos Awareness Week (21 – 27 November 2022) is organised by the Australian Government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, in partnership with state and territory government agencies and non-government organisations This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week (NAAW) campaign reminds “Australians to Think Twice About Asbestos. Asking home occupiers and tradespeople to ‘do things the…

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Wet Months Ahead! – Is Your Building Insurance Up To Date?

After already enduring unprecedented wet weather events throughout 2022, Queensland is again bracing for widespread drenching rain and flooding due to a rare triple La Nina event. This in addition to the regular QLD storm season that traditionally runs from October to March but in recent years has been starting earlier and ending later. All…

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