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Title Type Date
Building Anger News 12 Aug 2019
Mascot Towers repair bill passes $10 million as residents hit with special levy funding arrangement News 04 Aug 2019
Brisbane luxury apartment defects force owner out of home still unliveable two years later News 29 Jul 2019
Canberra developer licencing scheme being considered after ACT Labor call for change News 23 Jul 2019
Mascot Towers resident angry over restricted access to strata meeting amid cracks in building News 03 Jul 2019
Mascot Towers unit owners to foot bill for repairs prompting calls for better consumer protections News 03 Jul 2019
Buying a new high-rise apartment is a risk best avoided News 19 Jun 2019
Mascot Towers unit owners to foot bill for repairs prompting calls for better consumer protections News 16 Jun 2019
Why aluminium composite cladding is flammable and how buildings can be made safe News 12 Mar 2019
Lacrosse apartment owners awarded $5.7 million in damages after flammable cladding blaze News 01 Mar 2019
Cladding crisis spreads into the suburbs as nine more materials are classed as non-compliant News 21 Feb 2019
Airbnb liability: What happens if someone dies or is injured during their stay? News 26 Sep 2018
Urban Forest Fund helps turn concrete common areas into apartment block oases News 11 Aug 2018
Woman dies in Melbourne apartment EQ Tower after dispute between two groups News 21 Jul 2018
NSW property buyers to get greater protection for off-the-plan purchases under proposed laws News 23 Jun 2018
Off-the-Plan Buyers to Get More Protections News 23 Jun 2018
Airbnb in NSW faces crackdown News 05 Jun 2018
Airbnb regulation in NSW postponed after strong opposition in Coalition party room News 22 May 2018
How Canberra developer Ivan Bulum allegedly left apartment owners with a $20 million bill News 28 Feb 2018
Airbnb in Australia: Entire homes, commercial listings 'surge' amid growing concerns News 23 Feb 2018

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

"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

"The OCN is probably one of the best, most informed and most informative groups I have been involved with."

Alan, Maryville