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Past Events

16 Jun 2010
Speaker: Professor Bill Randolph, UNSW Built Environment
6.00pm - 7.00pm; Refreshmets served (Red Centre Blg, Gallery)
7.00pm - 8.00pm; Lecture (Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre)
Cost: Free
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Strata Topics : urban consolidation
12 Jun 2010
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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
15 May 2010
The subject of discussion for this meeting will be: STRATA TERMINATION - is 100% consent of owners the best way forward, or should a lower threshold be the way of the future. Property developers are lobbying the NSW State Government to to change the proportion of owners required to approve terminating a strata scheme from 100% to something in the order of 75%. A few examples of why a strata scheme may be considered for termination are:
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04 May 2010
Organisers: Australian Conservation Foundation and City of Sydney Tenants, Building Managers and Owners Corporations… Think Big! Green your Apartment Building: We’ll show you how. Learn how to make your apartment building smarter, greener and cost effective.
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21 Apr 2010
ISTM's Consumer Awareness Seminars are designed to engage and update lot owners and Owners Corporation Executives on topics relevant to strata and community title living.
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24 Feb 2010
Electricity and water costs have risen recently and are set to continue to rise. Consider your options for future proofing your apartment building at this free information session.   Expert speakers will cover topics such as: Improving the energy and water efficiency of your apartment building Strata law considerations Local success stories The FREE ClimateClever Apartments common area assessment Participants will be provided with a ClimateClever Apartments resource kit. RSVP:
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24 Feb 2010
ISTM's Consumer Awareness Seminars are designed to engage and update lot owners and Owners Corporation Executives on topics relevant to strata and community title living.
Strata Topics :
20 Feb 2010
TOPIC: STRATA RECORDS – LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AND HISTORY OF YOUR BUILDING Safe keeping and ready retrieval of a building’s records are essential in the ongoing maintenance and legal governance in a building’s operation. Ready access to plans, especially hydraulic services and the like are vital in the event of leaking pipes, etc. to save expensive opening of walls in search of pipes. Efficient retrieval of correspondence, etc. in the event of legal disputes or insurance claims is...
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24 Nov 2009
ISTM's Consumer Awareness Seminars are designed to engage and update lot owners and Owners Corporation Executives on topics relevant to strata and community title living. This seminar will feature a speaker addressing the topics: Who can call a meeting and Let’s talk about the notice of a General Meeting. To book your place please email or call (02) 9904 8499.
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21 Nov 2009
Strata Topics : digital TV

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