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Date & Time: 16 Nov 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
AGM Saturday 16 November 2019, 10.30am-12.30pm HAVE YOUR SAY!    For the AGM this year, we would like to hear from you - we are opening up the discussion to the floor. With a panel of board members and invited guests, we would like to know how OCN can assist you and how we can...

Past Events

07 Sep 2011
The over-riding objective of the conference is to stimulate debate and research consistent with building and strengthening partnerships across the spectrum of stakeholders. The conference program is being formulated in the spirit of advancing cohesiveness and informing longer-term development, lifting the sector's prominence and performance, and highlighting the role of strata and community title structures in the delivery of more sustainable outcomes in urban living and working environments.
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20 Aug 2011
Topic: Taking the mystery and myth out of Workplace Safety
Guest Speaker: (Donald) Bill Gillies, OH&S consultant OH&S is a major concern for all owners corporations. The law is complicated and often ill understood by owners and strata managers. Ultimately all owners have unlimited liability in strata. Having regular OH&S checks will protect the owners corporation from litigation, but some inspectors may require unnecessary and unreasonable...
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16 Aug 2011
Do you live in an apartment, a town house or other strata managed complex? Obtain comprehensive information on strata living, including: The benefits, differences, rights and responsibilities of strata living. Planning for your future and downsizing your home to suit your changing lifestyle. Guest Speakers
Luke Derwent, License Chapter Committee, Institute of Strata Title Management
Peter Rusbourne, Watkins Tapsell Morning tea will be served. Bookings are...
Strata Topics : high-density living
23 Jul 2011
Apartment building operating costs are rising and now is the time to prepare.
In response to this emerging challenge the Owners Corporation Network, Green Strata Inc and Willoughby City Council have formed a partnership to stage the inaugural Sydney Green Apartments Forum on Saturday 23 July 2011.
OCN invites Owners Corporation executives, owners, strata managers and building managers to take advantage of special discounted early bird tickets.
Strata Topics : green buildings, sustainability
28 May 2011
REGISTER now for this event
Download the flyer to forward to other owners
Owners in strata apartments who want to learn more about getting the best out of apartment living protecting their home and their investment AND PARTICULARLY FOR
21 May 2011
Guest speaker: Dr Hazel Easthope, City Futures Research Centre, University of NSW
Topic: A Defective System? Dealing with Defects in Strata Properties
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11 May 2011
Ethics and Managing Disputes
Speaker: David Bannerman, Bannerman’s Lawyers
Free but bookings are essential
Please confirm your booking by calling 8904 0450 or emailing
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07 May 2011
REGISTER now for this event
Download the flyer to forward to other owners
Owners in strata apartments who want to learn more about getting the best out of apartment living protecting their home and their investment AND PARTICULARLY FOR
13 Apr 2011
Repairs & Maintenance
Where common property meets private property
Owners Corporation or Lot Owners responsibility
Free but bookings are essential
Please confirm your booking by calling 8904 0450 or email Jess Boyden.
Strata Topics :
19 Feb 2011
The guest speaker, Strata Lawyer David Bannerman, will address the meeting on the topic of Dealing with poor performing strata managers and caretakers, means of termination, especially with regard to perpetual caretaker contracts. Poor performing strata managers and caretakers / building managers are common sources of complaints by owners and EC members. A Special General Meeting will be held following David's presentation....
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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

"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