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Title Type Date
Ray Hadley axes major sponsor Dyldam, after subcontractors complain about company's collapse News 29 Apr 2017
State and territory building ministers agree on national approach to industry reform News 18 Jul 2019
Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives News 06 Mar 2018
New Zealand's cladding-affected buildings aren't a secret News 25 Nov 2019
ACT government reviews building rules amid spiralling complaints and problems with quality News 23 Nov 2015
Fighting bad design: NSW regulator fines architect $20,000 over apartments News 28 Jun 2017
Brisbane luxury apartment defects force owner out of home still unliveable two years later News 29 Jul 2019
Tighter Rules Urged For Private Certifiers News 22 Jul 2014
Off-the-Plan Buyers to Get More Protections News 23 Jun 2018
NSW plans ratings tool for developers, builder and certifiers News 30 Jan 2020
Cladding scandal: Action at last on dodgy materials News 25 Feb 2016
Mascot Towers unit owners to foot bill for repairs prompting calls for better consumer protections News 16 Jun 2019
Another Review of NSW Building Maze News 07 Oct 2014
Cladding is political: Governments will have to pay to replace it, RICS says News 15 Aug 2018
Compo over ‘unbearable’ noise in swanky Canberra apartment News 02 Apr 2020
Insurer rejects storm-damaged Lidcombe apartment building claim because of numerous defects News 09 Apr 2016
Make builders and designers liable for flat defects - it works overseas News 24 Aug 2019
Docklands Tower Fire Reveals Slum Housing News 28 Dec 2014
Prominent ACT developer facing court action over allegedly poor work News 04 Dec 2018
'Throwing good money after bad': Opal Tower owners struggle as costs mount News 15 Jun 2020

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