Strata News – February 2021

By March 2, 2021News

Links to all the best strata and related industry news from February 2021.

 

Queensland

Isle of Palms resident faces defamation case for mass letter accusing management of dishonesty and corruption

Townsville apartment complex owners reeling under insurance premiums

Brisbane roads choked with ‘alarming’ congestion worse than pre-COVID as commuters reluctant to return to public transport

The best new developments in southeast Queensland: The up-and-coming development hubs

Were they kidding? The most hated developments of 2020

Sunshine Coast locals fight back against light rail, mass transit fearing ‘destruction of their lifestyle’

Seven floors of Brisbane apartment tower soaked by upstairs fire hydrant

National

NSW- Revised pet law offers clarity and compromise

Blacklist proposed for NSW’s ‘lousy landlords’

NSW building commissioner raises standards, builds confidence in apartment industry

Victoria- New apartment standards aim to boost quality of life, but prices tipped to rise too

General

Why many city-dwellers will never leave the inner-city

A photography drone crashed into a Sydney high-rise building

A new leash on life: Study finds benefits for all parties in pet-friendly residential arrangements

Cladding

Victorian Government bans high-risk cladding for new multi-storey buildings in ‘world first’

Builders warn against cladding product as debate heats up

NSW Government starts process to remove high-risk cladding

UK govt to pay more on flammable cladding

Short-term Letting

‘Horror’ guests spark short-term letting anger

‘We were cheated’: Residents slam short-term letting bid

Defects

Sydney developer says building standards are rarely followed

Elanora landslide: Frustration over flooding and sewage woes as Palm Beach Heights townhouse complex structural failure worsens

Opal Tower’s Icon in liquidation

Property Market

5 predictions for Queensland’s property market

House prices in Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast reach record heights: Domain House Price Report

Building Approvals Run at Two Decade High

Australian expats to drive the next Gold Coast property market boom

Note: This collection of articles is a summary of strata-related news from a variety of sources intended for general interest purposes. The views contained within do not necessarily represent the views of Stratacare Australia. 

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