Strata Skills 101 workshops
An ever-increasing number of local residents live in apartment blocks, also known as strata-titled buildings.
In fact, 75% of residences within the City of Sydney are apartments – more than 5 times the national average.
Different rules and approaches can apply in apartment blocks and not everyone is used to high-density living.
If you're new to apartment living we have developed a series of workshops to build your skills in different areas of strata, and to provide you with helpful tips and strategies.
The workshops involve group work, they are stand alone and can be done in any order.
Strata Skills 101 workshop calendar
|Tuesday 3 March 2015||Yours, Mine & Ours: Renovation basics for strata living|
|Tuesday 10 March 2015||Holding Back the Levy: Learn about collective finance, levies, and the sinking fund|
|Saturday 21 March 2015||High-rise Harmony: Communication strategies to create a sense of community in your apartment building|
|Tuesday 21 April 2015||The New Executive Committee Member: Individual need or the collective good?|
|Tuesday 5 May 2015||The Handover: From developer to owners|
|Tuesday 19 May 2015||PETiquette: For pet owners in apartments|
|Tuesday 2 June 2015||From Meeting to Minutes: Why good governance matters|
|Tuesday 16 June 2015||The Sinking Fund: A planning essential for strata|
|Each Tuesday workshop runs from 6pm to 8pm and each Saturday workshop runs from midday to 3pm. Workshops are limited to 50 people so make sure you register early.|
Helping you with apartment living
Strata law review
The NSW Government is now reviewing strata and community title laws. You can review the City's submission advocating for high density residents.
Strata meeting places
We have a number of rooms available across the local area that can be hired for your strata meetings at low-cost.
Sustainable strata living
The City's Green Villages website highlights bright ideas for a sustainable Sydney while the national project Smart Blocks also has some great ways to save you money and energy. If you are experiencing issues with recycling in your building we offer a range of free stickers and signs to help clean up your bin area.
Apartment tenants and owners can get more help about high-rise living from several government and professional organisations.
NSW Fair Trading provides information about buying into a strata scheme and owners' corporations, and NSW Land and Property Information covers key property information.
Last updated: Tuesday, 3 February 2015