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Title Type Date
Australia's building crisis fix will cost $6.2 billion: report News 20 Aug 2019
Minister defends city's high-rise housing News 03 Jul 2019
'No effective oversight': why the Opal and Mascot Towers cases may be the tip of a very large iceberg News 03 Jul 2019
Sydney's dirty strata secrets emerge through cracks in Mascot Towers News 03 Jul 2019
Apartment dogs bring 'No Pets' policy to heel News 11 Aug 2018
NSW government to impose 180-night cap on Airbnb properties in Sydney News 05 Jun 2018
Powerless in the face of the Airbnb juggernaut News 31 May 2018
Power to the strata: The push to ban Airbnb in apartment blocks News 30 May 2018
Our apartment buildings could very soon be invaded, thanks to Airbnb Article 16 May 2018
Airbnb is 'gutting our community', says mayor of holiday hotspot Byron Bay News 13 Apr 2018
ACT residents unwilling to complain about building quality issues to protect property value News 29 Mar 2018
Kings Cross residents attack NBN ‘brush off’ as disconnection looms News 16 Mar 2018
Experts criticise law to protect home buyers from dodgy developers News 05 Jan 2018
Ginger Jiang sues after being forced to jump from burning Bankstown apartment News 17 Dec 2017
How short-term rentals are making Sydney's housing crisis worse Article 19 Sep 2017
New building laws won't stop dodgy developers cutting corners News 12 Sep 2017
Wolli Creek crane secured as residents wait to return home News 06 Sep 2017
Thousands of low-rise Australian apartment blocks at risk of Grenfell-style fire, Senate inquiry warned News 19 Jul 2017
Fire risk and building controls: time for government to act instead of talking News 13 Jul 2017
London tower fire has lessons for Sydney News 26 Jun 2017

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