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Legislation Updates

Smoke Alarm Upgrades – Legislation from 1 January 2022

On 1 January 2017 new smoke alarm legislation was introduced in Queensland. The legislation is being rolled out in a staged approach over 10 years, with all dwellings to be compliant by 1 January 2027. The new legislation specifies the type, positioning and interconnectedness of smoke alarms, which are critical factors for an early warning…

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South East Queensland Restrictions Extended

The Queensland Government has announced on Saturday that South East Queensland will have their restrictions extended for 7 days. SCA (Qld) recommends members follow the advice as per the Queensland Health website. The extended restrictions only apply for the following Government areas Brisbane Logan Moreton Bay Ipswich Redlands Sunshine Coast Gold Coast Noosa Somerset Lockyer Valley Scenic Rim.…

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Check in QLD App Requirements

From 1.00am Friday 9 July 2021, registration for a number of businesses to hold a ‘Check in QLD App’ comes into effect so that collection of data to facilitate contract tracing is in place.  This will replace the requirement for COVID19 management plans. Where our clients have leisure and recreation facilities, such as gyms, health…

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Queensland wide restrictions reinstated

From 1am, 29 June 2021, several restrictions will be reintroduced across the state. These include density caps, capacity limits and masks. Some restrictions are only applicable to South East Queensland including the following Local Government Areas: Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Noosa Ipswich Logan Redlands Moreton Bay Scenic Rim Lockyer Valley Somerset Restrictions in place…

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Community Education Seminars – Wrap Up!

Our latest round of Community Education Seminars were held all over Queensland this month, delivering the latest information on recent legislative changes. These changes relate to committee and general meeting processes ranging from voting rights to nomination entitlements along with many other procedural changes including new disclosure obligations. Hosted by Smart Strata foundation Partner Archers…

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Smoke Alarm Legislation…… Why? Who? How?

The tragic loss of eleven lives including eight children due to a house fire that occurred in 2011 at Slacks Creek, Brisbane has bought about the changes and the new smoke alarm legislation.

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Strata Community Education Seminars | May 2021

New Meeting Processes Commence in 2021 Join us as law experts from across Queensland delve into the new strata regulations that commenced from 1 March 2021. These new regulations change committee and general meeting processes ranging from voting rights to nomination entitlements along with many other procedural changes including new disclosure obligations. This session is…

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New Regulations – Advice for Owners

The new regulation modules updates commenced  1 March 2021, the key changes to these can be broken down into three categories: Committee Matters General Meeting Matters, and Administrative Matters This article will provide advice to owners on all three matters. Committee matters 1. Co-owners of lots can now both be voting committee members for each…

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Strata Law Reform – Regulation Changes Released!

Coinciding with our upcoming community education seminars, draft regulatory changes have been announced by the Queensland Government and community consultation on the draft changes commenced. In this update we have provided a list of the areas of proposed changes with access to full details published. We encourage all stakeholders to review these proposed changes and…

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Do you have an embedded electricity network in your strata scheme? New rules are coming!

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) recently finalised a range of proposals that will change the way in which electricity can be supplied in ‘embedded networks’ – an electricity supply arrangement that is common in strata properties also known as bulk electricity purchase. In this article we set out the key proposed changes, timeframes, transition…

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