Strata News – March 2021

By April 6, 2021News

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

Queensland

Gold Coast development: State Taskforce to solve Coast’s population growth and housing squeeze

Brisbane City Council development applications flooded with public submissions that may not be properly made

Can Gold Coast environmentalists beat rising sea levels, urban sprawl, public apathy?

National

NT Government unveils building legislation reforms after Darwin apartment block debacle

South Australia – Community corporations could have power to ban outdoor smoking by residents

Build-to-rent surge will change apartment living for Australians, but for better or worse?

Sydney resident’s bullying claims after no-pets strata court battle

In national first, Perth high-rise radically rethinks contactless delivery

Australians with rooftop solar panels could soon be charged for exporting power into the grid, under proposed changes

Victoria – 10 most important Victorian rental reforms in effect now

Pets in Strata

Pets in Strata – the fallout from the Cooper Case and the resulting legislative amendment

Apartment pets saga takes new twist as tribunal rules Camperdown unit dwellers can keep cats but not dogs

‘Let the games begin’: All out war between pet owners and strata bosses

Paws on apartment floors: the tides are turning for pet owners wanting the apartment lifestyle

Short-term Letting

580 high-risk bookings rejected by Airbnb Australia in crackdown on wild parties

Why Noosa has declared war on the Airbnb boom

Cladding/Defects

NSW – Building commissioner issues orders to make repairs to 10 developments

Opal Tower hurt values of neighbouring projects

Developer of Sydney’s ‘worst’ tower ordered to fix faults

Only a small fraction of buildings with flammable cladding have been fixed, and owners are feeling the strain

A day with NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler, who is lifting standards in the construction industry

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