Facilities Management Australia – Good Practice Guide

In this guide, you’ll find an overview of facilities management practices for multi-unit residential buildings’ common areas and shared services. Its purpose is to provide information to all stakeholders involved in a building’s development, construction, operations, maintenance, management, and administration. With this guide, all parties may understand the practices and requirements for managing the common services in the building.

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Strata Living

Strata residential schemes have been shown to promote community and wellness, but there can be some confusion when it comes to communal property, maintenance responsibilities, and other details. This comprehensive guide to strata living has been written and developed by the Department of Fair Trading to make all of the details and responsibilities involved with strata living clear to residents, committee members, and all stakeholders, including but not limited to:

  • Strata plan definitions
  • Common property definitions
  • Functions and responsibilities of the owners corporation
  • Functions and responsibilities of the executive committee
  • Repair and maintenance obligations
  • The strata management agent’s role and responsibilities

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Who’s Responsible – A guide to Common Property

Developed by the Instituted of Strata Title Management, this extensive guide outlines and details the common property obligations for strata plans. It provides a comprehensive resource for property definitions and is commonly used by strata managers and industry specialists.

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Neighborhood Noise

Developed by the City of Sydney Council, this formal publication outlines the framework for managing issues with neighbourhood noise as they occur. It includes step-by-step instructions for managing disputes as they arise, including options to appease all involved parties.

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Executive Committee Training

The Strata Community of Australia (NSW) has developed this free training seminar to educate current and prospective executive committee members of their responsibilities and obligations as representatives of the owner’s corporation.

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Residential Tenancies Act 2010

This advice and advocacy services fact sheet on the NSW Tenancies Act of 2010 outlines the rights and obligations of both tenants and landlords in NSW. It provides general information on the terms under which lease agreements may be entered into or terminated, as well as the practical obligations of both parties during the duration of the lease.

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NSW Department of Planning Laws – Smoke Alarms

The Building Legislation Amendment Act of 2005 was enacted by the NSW Parliament to increase safety, avoid injuries, and minimize lose-of-life in residential building fires. While smoke alarms are already mandatory in all new buildings, this Act requires smoke alarms to be installed in all existing residential buildings.

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