Strata News – July

All the best strata industry news from July 2020


Defects/ Flammable Cladding:

Opal Tower residents launch legal action

Residents of Sydney’s defect-riddled Opal Tower sue the state government

Building regs come back to bite gov in new Opal claim

They should help’: Sydney cladding crisis leaves big bills for owners

Ashfield building cracks: Residents near new M4 WestConnex tunnel evacuated



Strata schemes hamstrung by gym rules

Melbourne tower lockdown: What does it mean, how will it work?

Why Melbourne’s public housing towers have ‘explosive potential’ for coronavirus to spread

We could have more coronavirus outbreaks in tower blocks. Here’s how lockdown should work

Coronavirus risk for short term stay accommodation

Working from home will require a rethink of noise restrictions


Airbnb/ Short-term letting:

About-turn on NSW short-stay letting code of conduct as tourism industry battered

How Brisbane units are being turned into pop-up hotels

Coronavirus risk for short term stay accommodation


Property Market:

One-bedroom unit rents take biggest hit during COVID-19 downturn, new data shows

Thousands in NSW register for HomeBuilder but main game lies elsewhere

Queensland investors thrown a short-stay lifeline as new bookings pour in

Gentrification Growing Beyond CBDs



Be careful what you say online

New strata data examines the growth of apartment living

Man dies after falling from Sydney CBD apartment balcony

Pensioner’s fight to keep pet pooch after strata law change

Who Lives in Apartments?

Pet ban: Fresh appeal, fundraiser planned to keep pets in Sydney apartment building

How strata apathy can cost you big-time


South East Queensland:

Body Corporate watchdog says exclusive tower can’t issue fine 

World’s “greenest residential building” proposed for Brisbane

Woman in stable condition after fall from Gold Coast balcony

How new Flow tower at Rainbow Bay will block Gold Coast ocean views

Aria Property’s Fish Lane secures Woolworths Metro, top line Asian-inspired restaurant

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4: Alternate Palm Beach route divides readers


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