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Our 10 March seminar was a runaway success, with standing room only on the day.  If you couldn't make it, or want a refresher, we recorded the day:

  • Preview here 
  • Opening Address by The Hon Matt Kean here 

  • The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Strata Living here  

  • Short Term Letting here  

  • Defects & Flammable Cladding here 


Unmissable, informative event hosted by OCN with much loved raconteur and strata guru, Jimmy Thomson of Flat-Chat fame as MC.  


Opening Address: Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, The Hon Matt Kean

Three interactive panel sessions on headline topics in strata living, plus lively Q&A throughout 


When:  Saturday 10 March 2018, 10am - 3pm (Registration from 9.30am)

Where: UNSW City Campus, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney (Level 6)


10.00am    Opening and welcome - Jimmy Thomson, Flat-Chat

                  Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, The Hon Matt Kean

                  Flammable cladding Task Force, Short Term Letting, Strata Laws

                  The Best and Worst of Flat-Chat!  Jimmy Thomson.

                                                                                                       MC kindly sponsored by: 


10.30am    PANEL:  PEOPLE, COMMITTEES, BY-LAWS: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
                  How to deal with owners and committee members who don't know, don't care and won't listen.

                  Panellists: Rebecca Gleeson, Chief Mediator, NSW Fair Trading

                                     Kim Rosser, Principal Member of the Consumer and Commercial Division, NCAT


11.30am    Morning Tea. Kindly sponsored by BAC Insurance Brokers   


What you can and can’t do about Short Term Letting in your Building.

                  Panellists: Laura Crommelin, Research Lecturer at City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

                                     Stephen Goddard, Spokesperson, Our Strata Community Our Choice


1.00pm     Lunch. Kindly sponsored by Little Real Estate    

                  What you can and should do, and h
ow to avoid crippling insurance renewal bills without going up in flames

                  Panellists: Jesse Borthwick, Director, Longitude Insurance

                                     David Madden, Founding Director, MBM  

                                     Tony Vatner, Managing Director, BAC Insurance Brokers


2.45pm      Wrap of the day’s proceedings – Jimmy Thomson

3.00pm       Close  


Want a question raised at the event? Drop a line to with Strata Matters in the subject line and we’ll add it to the agenda (anonymously if you wish) for due consideration.


Limited seats remaining. 

Don't miss out - REGISTER NOW


Cost: $50 +GST for OCN members and $75 + GST for non-members, includes refreshments and lunch.



For public transport options to 1 O’Connell Street CBD Campus please see Transport NSW

Parking is available at Wilson Parking – Sofitel Wentworth (Entrance on Bligh Street).

Flat rate Saturday parking is $25.

See you there!


10th March 2018 10:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
1 O'Connell Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Event Fee(s)
Member $ 55.00 (includes GST of $ 5.00)
Non-Member $ 82.50 (includes GST of $ 7.50)

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