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A new guide on deck and balcony safety

A new guide on deck and balcony safety has been issued by NSW Fair Trading. The guide provides practical information about maintenance and safety guide for timber, concrete and masonry decks and balconies. A handy maintenance checklist is also included. The guide was produced in response to a number of recent...

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OVERRULED: Short term letting OK in Class 2 buildings

The Victorian Court of Appeals has ruled that the use of self-contained apartments as short term serviced apartment accommodations does not mean that the proper classification of apartments under the Building Code has changed from Class 2 to Class 3 in a decision sure to please the tourism...

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Are You Prepared for December 13?

Time is running out for Strata Corporations to have their Depreciation Reports completed by the government deadline, December 13 of this year! Many Strata Owners’ are now concerned that they will not have their Depreciation Reports processed in time to meet the looming government deadline. In 2011, amendments were made to...

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Australia’s First Asbestos Awareness Month

Australia’s first ever Asbestos Awareness Month, from 1-30 November aims to educate Australians about the dangers of asbestos in and around homes, as Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world. Many people wrongly believe that only fibro homes contain asbestos. Asbestos products can most likely...

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Legislation Update – Asbestos Compliance, You now have more time

As you are no doubt already aware, the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 introduced new requirements for PCBU’s to identify any Asbestos in their property and to implement an Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan. The implementation date for these requirements depended on when the building was constructed. The Queensland...

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New Pool Inspector Guidelines Change the approach to Pool Safety

With the publishing of the Pool Inspector Guidelines, pool inspectors have now been given new instructions on how to interpret the Queensland Development Code, and Mandatory Part 3.4. What this may mean for pools in Bodies Corporate is that those pools that had previously been passed as compliant may not be...

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All NSW pools will now need to be registered after a state government announcement

On 13 September 2012, a new legislation was proposed in the NSW parliament which will introduce new laws for all New South Wales pool owners. The Bill has is currently being drafted; however we can assume that the existing Queensland Pool Certification Legislation may be used as a basis for...

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