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Upcoming Events

Date & Time: 18 Jul 2020 - 12:00am to 12:00am
  Due to Covid19, our July meeting is a pre-recorded session for members only. Link HERE (available on 18th July). New Chair, Jane Hearn, will give an update on OCN activities, including work on OCN new website and branding. Executive Officer Karen Stiles will give an update on the...
Date & Time: 24 Jul 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  Following our July recorded Members Meeting, we are hosting a live Q&A session on Zoom for members only to help answer your questions and take suggestions.  Friday 24 July 1-2pm. Link to register on Zoom. See you there!         

Past Events

20 Aug 2016
The NSW Government has finally released the long awaited reform to the strata legislation which will commence on 30 November 2016. The final Regulations will be published in the coming weeks. Our feature speakers to update us on what we need to know are: Amanda Farmer – Lawyers Chambers on Riley, a legal perspective Reena Van Aalst – Dynamic Property Services, a strata manager’s perspective
20 Jul 2016
Different rules and approaches can apply in different apartment blocks and not everyone is used to high-density living, so OCN has partnered with the City of Ryde to deliver this workshop aimed at providing people with the knowledge and skills to optimise investment and lifestyle when living in a multi-dwelling complex.
22 Jun 2016
Different rules and approaches can apply in different apartment blocks and not everyone is used to high-density living. The City of Ryde and the Owners Corporation Network (OCN) have combined to deliver this consumer education workshop aimed at providing people with both the knowledge and skill-base to optimise investment and lifestyle when living in a multi-dwelling complex.
Strata Topics : by-laws, governance, OCN seminars
21 May 2016
Access to high speed internet is essential to attracting quality owners and tenants to apartment buildings. Being able to speedily download movies and TV programs, or work efficiently from home via high speed internet connections are expectations of many residents.
Strata Topics : fibre optics, OCN
16 Mar 2016
“Buying off the plan” has different - much greater - risks and considerations to purchasing an existing property. It’s important that everyone understands their rights and responsibilities when buying off the plan and going to the first AGM.
08 Mar 2016
STRATA LAWS! This is the first MAJOR reform of STRATA LAWS since the 1973 Strata Titles Act. Before the new laws start in the second half of 2016 prepare yourself.
Strata Topics : bylaws, insurance, OCN seminars
20 Feb 2016
Airbnb has taken the world by storm. And surprise. The idea of staying with the locals instead of an impersonal hotel is appealing. But the accommodation is not regulated, the hosts are not licensed, there is likely to be no insurance cover in the event of damage, injury or death (several have already occurred). Worse still, owners corporations may not be insured in the event of a major claim, because illegal business activities are being carried out.
24 Nov 2015
Dynamic Property Services generously hosted a free event in conjunction with OCN to answer your burning questions on by-laws, defects, finances, executive committees, and meetings.  The Top 5 Topics were distilled from over 300 responses to a survey of Dynamic clients and OCN members.  
21 Nov 2015
Topic:  Reducing Energy Usage & Your Levies Energy saving technologies are evolving at a rapid rate.  Introducing two new and highly innovative companies that can help you reduce your energy consumption and, as a result, your levies.  The solar revolution is happening.  Currently if you had 2 electric cars charging, the lift would fail.  In 2016 you'll be able to store and use cheaper power when needed.  Microgrids and bulk buying electricity are happening.  
18 Nov 2015
Purchasing a new apartment can be very exciting and many owners improve their apartment to increase its rental and sale value. But have you thought about what improving your building – the foyer, landscaping, façade etc – might add to the enjoyment and value of your apartment? Have you been fully briefed on the fire and safety measures of your new “community village”?

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 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

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

Alan, Maryville

"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