Strata News – November

By December 1, 2020News

All the best strata and related industry news from November 2020.

Cladding/Defects

Opal Towers: McKenzie Group and building watchdog had secret deal

Young couple is forced to live in their burnt-out apartment with a newborn – after fire spread by dodgy flammable cladding

Mascot Towers apartment owners still in limbo 17 months after building evacuated due to defects

Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ‘stretched the truth’ on fire safety

$139 million committed to NSW cladding removal plan

 

Property Market

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast house prices soar by up to 25 per cent amid health crisis

Brisbane set to be Australia’s property market leader

COVID-19 HomeBuilder scheme gets extended and expanded into 2021

 

Pets

Pet rules relaxed under new laws for ACT units

Confusion surrounds whether pets are allowed in NSW apartments

 

QLD

Couran Cove paradise on the Gold Coast embroiled in $5.5m stoush

Woman dies after falling from Gold Coast high-rise

Walker Strikes $2.5bn Sunshine Coast Development Deal

Infrastructure needed as Sunshine, Gold Coasts reach economic crossroads

There’s going to be flooding’: Queensland braces for cyclones, sticky summer

Brisbane Turns Over a New Leaf for Rooftop Gardens

Brisbane CBD a ghost town amid lingering lockdown effects

 

AIRBNB

‘Party animals’ letting code slammed as toothless window dressing

Police use pepper spray to shut down Sydney party which broke virus rules

 

General

Firefighting drone can help put out highrise fires

Australians fork out $1.8 billion to fix dodgy renovations

NSW building reforms to put strata managers under microscope

Australia’s rent ‘bomb’ risk means countless renters could face eviction

Apartment Complex Installs Covid-Safe Parcel Solution

 

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