Building Management Statements

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As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is a BMS? Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings with a variety of different types of lots (which may include residential, retail and commercial).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Being part of a Strata Community can be very rewarding, you are part of a safe environment where you get to know who is part of your community. However, Strata can be a confusing world. From the changes in legislation to the terminology that is

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Cladding Update

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The extended part 2 deadline has now passed. This means that all building owners that had progressed to part 2 should have uploaded their completed Form 34 ‘Building Industry Professional Statement’ to the Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist and finished part 2. What has happened

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Mascot Towers – not all it’s cracked up to be

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It has been almost one month since residents of the Mascot Towers building in Sydney were evacuated from there homes. The evacuation was sparked by major cracks appearing in the beams of the building. When will residents return to their homes? With repairs predicted to

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Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

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At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

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Fire Compliance Obligations – QLD

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Queensland Legislation Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008, Building Act 1975, and Building Code of Australia. This legislation exists to prevent loss of life, injury to persons, and loss of property in situations of fire emergencies. Its two main goals are ensuring: Safe evacuation is possible

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Why do you need a sinking fund?

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is the fact that everyone contributes to the future upkeep of the property. This is done through a regular drip of savings. In Queensland, it is called a Sinking Fund; In New South Wales, it

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Workplace Health and Safety Obligations- QLD

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Legislation: Work Health and Safety Act 2011 The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is the Queensland legislation regulating safety in the state. It is the result of the harmonisation of individual state and territory legislation. The goal of this legislation continues to be the

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Cladding Deadline Extended

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An extension has been announced for the QBCC combustible cladding deadlines. Parts 2 and 3a have been changed. At StarBMS we have been working hard and engaging industry professionals to meet the original deadlines. For some committees it is a breath of fresh air to

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Pool Safety

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In Australia we are lucky enough to have nice hot weather throughout most of the year. This makes swimming pools a valuable investment. With a growing population living in strata communities, the allure of a pool within the scheme can be highly appealing. However, with

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