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defects

Title Type Date
Bankstown unit fire inquest: Strata Manager failed to inform owners about safety defects News 22 Jun 2015
Balcony safety fears for more apartments linked to Opal Tower builder News 08 Oct 2019
Balcony panel of Melbourne high-rise apartment suddenly shatters News 14 Oct 2019
Back to the future: unit owners hail return of public certifiers News 22 Jul 2020
Award-winning Landmark building at Charlestown has some problems News 09 Mar 2018
Authorities 'knew about dangers of flammable cladding for two decades' News 05 Sep 2017
Australian Standard for Inspection of Buildings Article 29 Aug 2017
Australian Standard for Building Inspections Article 21 Mar 2017
Australian inquiry into dangerous building products: An exercise in political damage control Article 27 Jul 2017
Australian authorities ‘have known about dangers of flammable cladding for two decades’ Article 04 Sep 2017
Australia's building crisis fix will cost $6.2 billion: report News 20 Aug 2019
Aussie state government steps in to help stranded Sydney residents after building foundation cracks News 03 Jul 2019
Auburn council: coloured pencils used to redraw zoning protocols, inquiry told News 31 May 2016
Architects Scramble to Audit Their Projects as Insurers Query Cladding News 19 Sep 2017
Apartments need a star rating system News 19 Jul 2019
Apartment owners worried they are living in structurally unsound buildings News 25 Jun 2019
Apartment owners win legal victory over combustible cladding News 06 Aug 2020
Apartment Owners Left With No Protection News 09 Oct 2014
Apartment owners fear for 'suicidal' neighbours as combustible cladding crisis takes its toll News 23 Oct 2019
Apartment owners face $60,000 cladding blow after court ruling protects builders News 20 Jan 2018

What Members Say

"The whole strata community owes a huge debt of gratitude to you and the OCN executive. Much appreciated."

Robert, Darlinghurst

"I am very pleased with my membership of OCN, the discussions through sharing emails is very valuable in increasing my knowledge of strata living, the laws and EC responsibilities. I think I am better armed to tread the minefield of the managing agent responsibilities and the necessary action of the EC to monitor the contradictory interests of the agent."

Jim, Wollstonecraft

"I so appreciate being part of the OCN email forum. It provides a great opportunity for sharing ideas and learning"

Ingrid, Neutral Bay

"I must say that I have enjoyed and found consolation in the discussions that have been part of the email chain (forum). I did attend one general meeting and found that it was informative and the people "running the show" were knowledgeable and dedicated to the tasks that had taken on. In short, well done. You and the committee have and continue to support the Strata Community in a very professional manner."

Greg, Parramatta

"Nothing is easy in Strata World and we have been in building defects “mode” for some years – hopefully almost at an end but that process has been most demanding and difficult but again – greatly helped by the experience and wise counsel of other members of OCN."

Pat, St Leonards

"Keep up the good work, as many (if not most) strata schemes need your help, advice and representation at all levels of government."

Jann and John, St Ives

"I belong to OCN because of its professionalism.  I have found the meetings I have been to extremely well presented, to the point, and of course very topical and informative. Speakers on the whole certainly know their topic.  My role of Secretary last year was certainly assisted with the coverage regarding TPG & other subjects. Member newsletters are also of benefit as the topics are specific to strata matters."

Graham, East Balmain

I have enjoyed attending the quarterly OCN meetings and the exchange of emails between other Executive Committee Members and think OCN is playing an increasingly important role as a voice for strata dwellers and representing us at Government level. I wish the organisation continuing success in the future."

Pauline, Kings Cross

"The [forum] response to my question was amazing and really useful.  The OCN community is wonderful so thanks."

Jenny, Killara

"I would like to thank you all for the important effort that you are all putting in to look after apartment owners and tenants. It is so valuable and you are heroes. I would not have been able to deal with my duties as a strata chairman without your advice and assistance." 

Angela, Mascot

"The OCN is invaluable – many thanks."

Bill, Surry Hills

"OCN is proving invaluable"

Sue, Neutral Bay

"Thanks to all at OCN for your continuing efforts to keep us up to date with current strata information and advice...it has been very helpful to us"

Kate, Coogee

"When my wife & I first encountered a problematic Executive Committee I heard that OCN was a great help (from a Strata manager whom I knew) so we both joined and have gratefully used the on-line information sources. We continued to happily rely on OCN’s assistance when we progressed to Committee status & later as Chair & Secretary of our Committee. I still use OCN in my current role as Treasurer."

Peter, Chiswick

"Thanks to OCN for being such a rich resource of trustworthy information about strata matters."

Peter, Chiswick

"I wanted to extend my personal thanks for the very informative & interesting event today. The OCN team did an outstanding job in the organisation of this event & I enjoyed it thoroughly. The quality of speakers, the flow of conversation & interaction from the attendees - first class …& of course, the amazing Jimmy T - always a delight."

Sue, Epping

"OCN does a great job in providing a really valuable service to Strata owners."

Lois, Wollongong

"I am sure my appreciation of your good works is echoed by many in the Stratasphere. Keep up the good work."

John, Elizabeth Bay

"The OCN is probably one of the best, most informed and most informative groups I have been involved with."

Alan, Maryville

"Once again, being able to discuss such things through this forum, helps clear the mind, puts things into perspective and helps one to understand their rights and to form a strategy if needs be. As a simple EC member trying to do what is in the best interests of lot owners, I truly value OCN and am grateful."

Pamela, Point Lookout