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29th May saw the last of our Community Education Series events, finishing off in Brisbane, today we are providing a wrap up on the entire series and announcing the events lucky prize winners! Throughout the series, we focused on the crucial areas of the new Legislation Changes – Pets, Parking, Smoking and Scheme Termination, our wrap ups provide an insight into the key changes and what each region thinks about the changes.

Read on for more detail on the topics discussed and audience views.

Our star guest speakers shone through the events and were well received by all in attendance. The audience received some invaluable advice that Body Corporates would normally pay thousands for. Each law firm released Smart Strata updates leading up to their debuts on stage and below is a full list of our guest speakers along with their published updates, you can make contact with each speaker below by clicking their links below.

Mario Esera, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers


Todd Garsden, Partner, Mahoneys Lawyers and Advisors

GUIDE TO BY-LAWS – Smart Strata | Body Corporate Management

Robert Lalor, Director, Hynes Legal

Frank Higginson, Partner, Hynes Legal

BODY CORPORATE EXPENSES – IS THAT A HILL TO DIE ON? – Smart Strata | Body Corporate Management

Jarad Maher, Director, Grace Lawyers


Andrew Suttie, Director, Stratify Legal

TOE THE LINE BEFORE YOU TOW – Smart Strata | Body Corporate Management

Having representatives from different legal firms provided the audiences with their perspectives into the previous laws in place, the subsequent changes and challenges that need to be considered.

Six Archers the Strata Professionals Partners were also on stage at each event, Joel McBride in Airlie Beach, Grant Mifsud on the Sunshine Coast, Adam Ford on the Gold Coast, Frank Griesau in Townsville, Stephen McCulloch in Cairns and Wayne Hewitt in Brisbane. They elaborated on the current state of play from their real-life experiences and the disputes that commonly arise.

We were thrilled to have an incredible panel of presenters and a wide range of exhibitor partners which delivered good attendance at all 6 locations. Overall, we saw over 460 attendees demonstrating the importance of strata community education.

It was also great to see that there were multiple occasions where the attendee’s first indicated that they believed the presentations expanded their knowledge and understanding of the topic. For us here at Smart Strata, that is the best feedback that we can receive, being able to provide the Strata community with the education to make informed and considered decisions is our ultimate objective.

The topics at each event explained 3 key points which were elaborated on by our speakers and answered 3 key questions on each of the 4 topics for Legislation Changes – Pets, Parking, Smoking and Scheme Termination.

Each topic explained:

  1. What laws were in place and what’s since changed?
  2. The current state of play dealing with each of these topics.
  3. Some of the challenges with the new laws and how we can overcome these.

To gauge opinions, the audience were surveyed across all 6 regions on the 4 topics. The 4 questions asked were;

  1. Do you believe the new pet laws are fair and reduce disputes?
  2. Are you confident the new towing laws will reduce illegal parking?
  3. Will the new smoking laws deter complaints arising from smoke drift?
  4. Do you think the new scheme termination provisions will be useful to your body corporate?

Opinions differentiated from region to region, and you can view the statistics for each region from our mid series wrap ups below;

New Legislation – First Half Seminar Series Wrap Up

Community Education Seminars – Last Half Seminar Series Wrap Up

A big thank you to all our Exhibitors who got involved, below is the full list of all exhibitors who attended our Strata Community Education Series for this May, you can make contact with them by clicking their links below.

A big congratulations to our Exhibitor Passport & Feedback Form Prize Winners throughout the series, today we are going to announce the winner of our final seminar in Brisbane!

Prize Winners!

Airlie Beach 1st May – Terry B. ($100 Visa Gift Card)

Sunshine Coast 9th May – `Siobhan D. (Chromecast with 4K Google TV)

Gold Coast 15th May – Judy H. ($100 Visa Gift Card)

Townsville 22nd May – Bruce W. ($150 Restaurant Voucher)

Cairns 23rd May – Margaret C. ($100 Gift Voucher)

Brisbane 29th May – Marilyn M. (Eco Dot Speaker 5th Generation)

Next seminar series will be in October this year and run for most of the month! Topics and dates will be released in the upcoming months so watch out for the Smart Strata Updates once registrations open!

We are working hard to create a knowledgeable and insightful discussion that you will want to be a part of.

Article Contributed by the Smart Strata Team 

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