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Utility Infrastructure Maintenance

Article Contributed by Mahoneys Lawyers and Advisors

The person responsible for utility infrastructure – whether it be an air-conditioning unit, electricity wires and cables, smoke alarms, plumbing or stormwater drainage – is one of the most common questions that arise in a community titles scheme.


In order to answer this question, it is first necessary to consider who owns the infrastructure - which is determined by whether the utility infrastructure constitutes common property. If the infrastructure is common property, it is owned by the body corporate.


The Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld) (BCCMA) provides that utility infrastructure is common property, unless it is:


(a)          solely related to supplying utility services to a lot; and

(b)          within the boundaries of the lot; and

(c)           located other than within a boundary structure for the lot.


There are also other exceptions that exclude utility infrastructure from being common property...

Land Valuations Issued 

Article Contributed by Savills QLD Statutory Valuations

It’s that time of year again. On 26th March 2024 the Valuer General issued new values for 20 local municipalities in QLD (see below). You should receive these in the mail or by email depending on your choice of service.


Even if there is no change in the valuation it does not indicate that the value is correct. Some areas might not be valued for a few more years so there will be no opportunity to object until a new valuation is carried out by the Valuer General.


The Land Valuation Overview Reports for each area can be accessed here...

Community Education Seminars – Airlie Beach Next Week! 

Article Contributed by Smart Strata

With legislation commencing on the day of our first seminar, our panel of experts will discuss the key Legislation Changes – Pets, Parking, Smoking and Scheme Termination.


With over 60 attendees already registered to hear what this means in reality for all stakeholders including how to navigate the upcoming changes. If you are a committee member or building manager, this topic is essential to your role so you can get up to speed with the correct information to make informed decisions.


There is still time to register to attend the Airlie Beach Strata Education Seminar taking place next week which is our first round in this series of Community Education Seminars.


Community education seminars like these are invaluable for staying informed and up to date on changes in legislation and best practices...
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1st May 2024 > Management Rights Training - ARAMA 

1st May 2024 > Airlie Beach Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

9th May 2024 > Sunshine Coast Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

15th May 2024 > Gold Coast Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

22nd May 2024 > Townsville Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

23rd May 2024 > Cairns Community Education Seminar -  Smart Strata

29th May 2024 > Brisbane Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

1st August 2024 > Strata Impact Conference - Strata Knowledge 

Ongoing > Strata Basics Course, Smart Strata

Ongoing > New Strata Developments Course, Smart Strata

Ongoing > Industry Body Education and Events, Strata Community Association 

Ongoing > Body Corporate Webinars, The Commissioner for BCCM

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