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Electric vehicles are gaining popularity – and with it comes a new set of obligations for bodies corporate that must be addressed head-on! How do we identify and manage the risks associated with Electric Vehicles and associated infrastructure? What are our obligations to approve owners’ requests to install chargers? What about fire and workplace health and safety obligations and risk assessments specific to Electric Vehicles in Strata building? Importantly, bodies corporate must act reasonably when considering owner requests and, if past decisions have disadvantaged other owners once capacity has been reached, how must we address it, and will this be at the body corporate’s cost? Get prepared for the EV revolution and learn about your body corporate obligations.

This week we are eager to announce our first expert Lawyer panellist who will speak at our upcoming education seminars we are hosting across Queensland. Future legal requirements for bodies corporate adopting EV’s and the known legal requirements associated including managing risks and how can they be mitigated are key areas to be discussed.

Introducing Mario Esera, Partner – HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Mario acts almost exclusively for bodies corporate and is a Partner of the Litigation Team for HWL Lawyers specialising in Body Corporate disputes. He has a wide range of experience in all areas of commercial litigation, having worked and practiced not only in Queensland, but also New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

HWL Ebsworth represents many of Australia’s largest and most complex buildings, greenfield developments, gated communities, retirement villages, shopping centers, golf courses and resorts. They act for Bodies Corporate, managers, developers, banks, insurers, and builders in relation to the whole range of strata law matters. HWL Ebsworth are the leading advisors on Bodies Corporate governance, management and administration, financial & asset management and insurance and they enjoy industry pre-eminence in dispute resolution and litigation.

Mario has made it his mission to provide exceptional expertise when it comes to Strata communities and the legal industry. With an abundance of knowledge, an unwavering dedication, and a passion for the law, he is a powerful presence in the professional world of strata and frequently appears in all Queensland Courts and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, including as a solicitor advocate, as well as before the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

Want to hear Mario talk about how Bodies Corporate can best prepare themselves legally for the upcoming EV revolution? Mario will be speaking across our Townsville and Cairns seminar regions which you can register for now:

Townsville– Wednesday 11th Oct, 5.00pm for 5.30pm start, Mercure Townsville – Register Here

Cairns– Thursday 12th Oct, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start, Crystalbrook Riley – Register Here

Gold Coast– Thursday 5th Oct, 4.00pm for 4.30pm start, Southport Sharks – Register Here

Mackay– Wednesday 18th Oct,  4.30pm for 5.00pm start, Mantra Mackay – Register Here

Sunshine Coast– Thursday 26th Oct, 4.30pm for 5.00pm start, Maroochy RSL – Register Here

Brisbane– Wednesday 1st Nov 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, The Broncos Leagues Club – Register Here

If you’re wondering who else will be joining Seth from Terawatt and Ben from HUM Energy announced last week, all will be unveiled over the coming weeks!

Smart Strata and foundation partners, Archers the Strata Professionals, deliver these community education seminar series providing education to strata communities across the state.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions, please email

See you in October!

The Smart Strata Team

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  1. Winston Behrens

    I don’t think unit owners will agree to share costs for installation of ev charging kiosks,as a unit owner I certainly wouldn’t agree.

  2. Daniel Folle

    Hi team,

    As an investor in QLD, I live in Melbourne.
    How can I get a Zoom or TEAMS video feed to an event please?

    Ev and Solar plus the obligations and considerations are very interesting.

    Regards, Daniel

    1. Smart Strata Listing Owner

      Hi Daniel,

      These seminars, we will be sharing the event by way of Smart Strata updates after each event. Please keep an eye out for these recaps. The seminars will not be live on Zoom or Teams.

      Thank-you, Smart Strata Team.