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January Edition



Happy New Year from all of the Team at Tower! We hope you had a safe and happy Holiday Season. Here we are at the end of January already and the children are just about to return to the new school year. 

With reports for wild weather from this afternoon, extending through the weekend, please take care and stay safe - Supercell expected on Friday.

Important Strata News for Queensland Lot Owners: You may be aware that a review of Queensland’s property laws is being conducted for the Queensland Government. The review includes examination of a number of important issues for unit owners and bodies corporate. Please read more about this in Chris Iron's article below. Find out how you can have your say. Submissions must be in by the 22nd February.

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Have your say on body corporate issues


Chris Irons, Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management
You may be interested to know an issues paper about body corporate governance has been released for public consultation as part of QUT’s review of Queensland’s property laws. Have your say by 22nd February.
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Case Study: National Energy Efficiency Award Winning Project


Sonya Williams, enLighten Australia
A standard & emergency LED light retrofit of T8 fluorescent batten lighting in the underground car park & fire stairs of the 93 apartment complex on the Brisbane River contributes to a National Energy Efficiency Award win for electrical contractor Brett Thiedeke.

Bodies Corporate Potentially Liable for Bullying of Contractors


Laura Gercken, ClarkeKann Lawyers
A recent Fair Work Commission decision demonstrates how far the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) bullying jurisdiction extends, which will have serious ramifications for Bodies Corporate, committee members and individual lot owners.

Improving Water Efficiency in Your Building


Catherine Lezer
Common water bills are one of the biggest expenses in annual figures. So it makes sense to look at ways improving water efficiency in your building.
 

Latest News

300 voice opposition to Mariner high-rise development at The Spit

Nicholas Mcelvoy, Gold Coast Bulletin
19 Jan


Save Our Spit’s Luke Sorensen said he feared developers were running roughshod over council officers when it came to approvals.
  


There's good times ahead

Andrew Winter, Property Observer
24 Jan


The Gold Coast grew from virtually nothing to over half-a-million in only four or five decades. This was fuelled by tourism, holiday homes and overseas home buyers and retirees.

 


Bouyant Gold Coast seeing more investors

Antonia Mercorella, Property Observer
24 Jan
 
Compared with the southern states, Queensland’s market has been relatively stable and has resisted the volatility shown in those markets.
 


Are you at risk from your balconies? What can go wrong - plenty!

Scott Jensen, accomnews
17 Jan


These days, an army of personal injury lawyers stands by ready to spring into action at the slightest sign of anything that could affect their client's life or limb; a trip over chipped, cracked or broken concrete, a gash from a rusty railing, or worse... and there is so much worse that can happen.
 


Dubai: Another Thermoplastic Cladding Fire Close Call

Prof Kim Lovegrove, Sourceable
14 Jan


Thermoplastic panels have been around for close to half a century, but in recent times the uptake of this product has spread globally, especially in the high-rise paradigm.
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Brisbane could see 50,000 new inner-city apartments added to skyline


Alle McMahon, ABC News
Brisbane could soon see 50,000 units added to its skyline, with demand for inner-city apartment living booming in the capital, industry experts say.
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