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Strata Skills 101 workshops
An ever-increasing number of local residents live in apartment blocks, also known as strata-titled buildings.
More than 75% of residences within the City of Sydney are apartments – over 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 1 March 2016||Yours, Mine & Ours: Renovation basics for strata living|
|Tuesday 15 March 2016||From Meeting to Minutes: Why good governance matters|
|Tuesday 22 March 2016||High-rise Harmony: Communication strategies to create a sense of community in your apartment building|
|Tuesday 12 April 2016||Strata Who? Strata You! Strata basics for International Students|
|Tuesday 3 May 2016||The New Executive Committee Member: Individual need or the collective good?|
|Tuesday 10 May 2016||The Handover: From developer to owners|
|Tuesday 24 May 2016||Strata Paws: Living with pets in high-rise apartments|
|Tuesday 7 June 2016||Holding Back the Levy: Learn about collective finance and levies|
|Tuesday 21 June 2016||The Sinking Fund: A planning essential for strata|
|Each workshop runs from 6pm to 8pm. 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: Friday, 28 August 2015