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09 Feb 2012
This silent but deadly building material could be affecting you.
Asbestos was one of the most widely used building materials so therefore this is an area of legislation that all people who occupy or manage or work in must get up to date on with new requirements coming into place.
At this session you will learn the answers to:
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10 Dec 2011
Apartment dwellers face more challenges than most in greening their lives. This forum will help get you armed and ready to green your apartment with first hand accounts of sustainable make-overs and workshops.
Strata Topics : green buildings
26 Nov 2011
Hear how Executive Committees and building managers are tackling sustainability in their apartment buildings at this free forum.
Learn how you can work with your owners corporation to reduce energy and water consumption and improve waste management/recycling in your building.
Hear how others have influenced and driven change in their buildings to achieve sustainable outcomes.
Suitable for owners, renters, strata managers and building managers.
19 Nov 2011
10:00 – 10:10 Opening remarks: Stephen Goddard, OCN Chairman
10:10-10:50 Topic: Recent changes to the Home Building Act 1989 and reduction of warranty periods and other matters of interest to strata owners
Guest speakers: Suzie Broome and Beverley Hoskinson-Green, specialist strata lawyers Makinson & d’Apice
11:00-11.20 Morning tea
11.20-12.00 Annual General Meeting
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08 Oct 2011
SCA, Strata Community Australia (previously called ISTM, the Institute of Strata Title Management) is holding a lot owners forum as part of its annual convention on Saturday 8 October 2011. Please refer to the attached forum brochure. There will be many topics of interest to OCN members.
Please note:
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20 Sep 2011
Join the City of Sydney and MC Indira Naidoo for the launch of the new Smart Green Apartments program. This program
will create a more sustainable apartment building sector by inspiring, driving and supporting cost-effective and efficient
buildings, minimising environmental impacts and improving liveability in strata communities.
At the launch:
Strata Topics : green buildings, sustainability
07 Sep 2011
The over-riding objective of the conference is to stimulate debate and research consistent with building and strengthening partnerships across the spectrum of stakeholders. The conference program is being formulated in the spirit of advancing cohesiveness and informing longer-term development, lifting the sector's prominence and performance, and highlighting the role of strata and community title structures in the delivery of more sustainable outcomes in urban living and working environments.
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20 Aug 2011
Topic: Taking the mystery and myth out of Workplace Safety
Guest Speaker: (Donald) Bill Gillies, OH&S consultant OH&S is a major concern for all owners corporations. The law is complicated and often ill understood by owners and strata managers. Ultimately all owners have unlimited liability in strata. Having regular OH&S checks will protect the owners corporation from litigation, but some inspectors may require unnecessary and unreasonable...
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16 Aug 2011
Do you live in an apartment, a town house or other strata managed complex? Obtain comprehensive information on strata living, including: The benefits, differences, rights and responsibilities of strata living. Planning for your future and downsizing your home to suit your changing lifestyle. Guest Speakers
Luke Derwent, License Chapter Committee, Institute of Strata Title Management
Peter Rusbourne, Watkins Tapsell Morning tea will be served. Bookings are...
Strata Topics : high-density living
23 Jul 2011
Apartment building operating costs are rising and now is the time to prepare.
In response to this emerging challenge the Owners Corporation Network, Green Strata Inc and Willoughby City Council have formed a partnership to stage the inaugural Sydney Green Apartments Forum on Saturday 23 July 2011.
OCN invites Owners Corporation executives, owners, strata managers and building managers to take advantage of special discounted early bird tickets.
Strata Topics : green buildings, sustainability

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 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