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media releases

Title Type Date
The Essentials of Strata Living – What every owner needs to know News 16 May 2011
NSW Declares ‘Open Season’ on Apartment Dwellers News 05 Apr 2012
Unit Owners Unfairly Hit by Sydney Water Charges Article 20 Jun 2012
OCN, SCA & UDIA - Owners, Managers and Developers Agree on Strata Renewal Plan News 17 Nov 2012
OCN Wants 'Hidden' Commissions Cleaned Up News 04 Nov 2013
OCN Applauds New Strata Reforms Article 14 Nov 2013
Consumer Group Denounces Defects Reforms News 14 May 2014
Home Building Laws Fail Owners Article 15 Jan 2015
Government Promises to Stimulate Home Building Industry But Fails Home Owners News 16 Mar 2015
Short Term Letting Dries Up Housing, Drives Up Rents Article 30 Apr 2015
Sun Sets on Rogue Developers Article 02 Nov 2015
Sunset Clause Laws Stop Rogue Developers Article 18 Nov 2015
Property Industry Groups Call for a Dedicated Property Commissioner Article 18 Mar 2016
Will Sydney Become Just a One-Night Stand? Article 19 Oct 2016
Days Are Numbered for Dodgy Builders Article 04 Nov 2016
Letterbox Theft Linked to Identity Fraud Article 23 Nov 2016
Community Campaigners Calling on Apartment Owners to Contact Politicians on Short-Term Letting News 18 Jan 2017
Apartment Owners Should Have A Say On Whether They Allow Short-Term Letting In Their Community News 18 Jan 2017
Short Term Letting Has Huge Impacts on Housing Affordability News 25 Jan 2017
Apartment Owners In Sydney City Should Have A Say On Whether They Allow Short-Term Letting In Their Community News 27 Jan 2017

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