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COVID-19 Important Information

WITH THE GROWING CONCERN AND RAPIDLY EVOLVING IMPACT THAT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IS HAVING IN NSW AND AROUND THE WORLD OUR KEY FOCUS IS ON THE IMPACT TO OUR EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS AND TO ENSURE THERE IS AS LITTLE DISRUPTION TO OUR SERVICES AS POSSIBLE.

STRATA MEETINGS

ALL MEETINGS ARE BEING ASSESSED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS BY YOUR STRATA MANAGER IN LIAISON WITH THE STRATA COMMITTEE BUT AT THIS POINT IT IS OUR RECOMMENDATION ALL NON-ESSENTIAL MEETINGS SHOULD BE DEFERRED OR ARRANGEMENT OF ALTERNATIVE ATTENDANCE METHODS I.E. ELECTRONIC VOTING, TELECONFERENCE ETC SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.

VISITORS TO OUR OFFICES

FROM TUESDAY 17TH MARCH WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO RECEIVE VISITORS TO OUR OFFICES UNLESS IT IS PRE-ARRANGED DIRECTLY WITH OUR OFFICE. PLEASE CONTACT US ON 9449 8855 SHOULD YOU NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

INCREASED HYGIENE MEASURES

WE ARE FOLLOWING ALL PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE AND HAVE INCREASED THE AVAILABLITY OF HAND SANITISER IN OUR OFFICES FOR EMPLOYEES AND VISITORS TO USE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST ON COVID-19.

PRACTICAL THINGS SOME OWNERS CORPORATIONS ARE ALREADY DOING

PLACING FACTSHEETS (SEE BELOW FOR LINK) ON NOTICE BOARDS AS A CONTINUAL REMINDER TO RESIDENTS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS FACTSHEET PRINTED AND DELIVERED TO YOU PLEASE EMAIL: carlos@lambandwalters.com.au

ENSURING CLEANERS ARE USING APPROPRIATE SANITIZING CLEANING PRODUCTS. THAT EXTRA ATTENTION AND MORE FREQUENCY OF CLEANING IS GIVEN TO “TOUCH POINTS” SUCH AS LIFT CALL BUTTONS, INTERCOM STATIONS, HANDLES AND SO ON. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE CLEANING FREQUENCY PLEASE CONTACT carlos@lambandwalters.com.au

STAY UP TO DATE: “https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx”

THE NATIONAL CORONAVIRUS HEALTH INFORMATION LINE 1800 020 800.

STRATA COMMUNITY AUSTRALIA (NSW) HAVE PUT TOGETHER A NUMBER OF USEFUL LINKS FOR ITS MEMBERS WHICH YOU CAN FIND AT: https://nsw.strata.community/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-information-for-sca-nsw-members/

WE WILL BE MONITORING THE SITUATION DAILY AND WISH YOU GOOD HEALTH IN THE COMING MONTHS.

Notices

New Legislation High Rise Apartments

On Tuesday the 21st of January the Australian newspaper published a story regarding the NSW Government and how they will be introducing new legislation to regarding the building of high-rise apartments. Link to article below:
The Australian Article

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson has since confirmed that a series of new measures will be introduced to improve building standards following the scenarios facing apartment buildings in Sydney.
Full release below:
Minister Kevin Anderson Full Release

Window safety device requirements – Deadline 13 March 2018

Strata buildings NSW window safety device requirements news by Lamb and Walters Strata Managers Sydney

To prevent children falling from windows, all strata buildings in NSW must be fitted with devices that enable the maximum window openings to be less than 12.5cm. Owners corporations must have devices installed on all common property windows above the ground floor by 13 March 2018. The safety devices must be robust and childproof.

Residents will still be able to open their windows. However, they will have the security of knowing that when the devices are engaged, children will be protected.

Which windows does this apply to?

The laws apply to openable windows where the internal floor is more than 2m above the ground surface outside and within a child’s reach (less than 1.7m above the inside floor).

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Building Bond & Inspections Scheme to commence 1 January 2018

The new strata building bond and inspections scheme (the scheme) will now commence on 1 January 2018. It was originally scheduled to commence on 1 Juy 2017.

This means that the scheme will only apply to construction contracts signed (or where there is no contract and building work commences) from 1 January 2018. NSW Fair Trading will not require developers of new strata schemes to lodge defect bonds before 31 December 2017.

The commencement date has been delayed so that all procedural and professional requirements supporting the scheme are in place before commencement.

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New Commissioner for Fair Trading announced

 

The Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, the Hon Matt Kean, MP has announced the appointment of new Commissioner for Fair Trading, Rose Webb, who has already taken up her role.

“I’m so excited to announce Rose Webb as the new Fair Trading Commissioner,” he said.

The Minister said the new Commissioner “is an exceptional individual with a wealth of knowledge and experience at the highest levels of government, both in Australia and overseas.”

“Ms Webb shares my passion for putting consumers first, and cracking down on shonky operators across this state.

“She is an exceptional individual with a wealth of knowledge and experience at the highest levels of government, both in Australia and overseas.”

“Under her leadership, NSW Fair Trading will continue to be one of the most trusted and reliable government agencies in the country.”