Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shared pools need safety certificates

Owners of shared pools (mainly bodies corporate) will be required to obtain a pool safety certificate – subject to the date of sales or leases of lots at the complex, the due date varies. Body corporate managers need to be aware of the pool owner guidelines and ensure compliance by the due date....
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New regulations for flood prone buildings

As of 26 October 2012 new guidelines for the construction of buildings in flood hazard areas has been released as part of the Queensland Development Code aimed to improve the flood resilience of existing and new buildings. This means in existing buildings, where there are defined flood levels by local Government, dedicated substations will be required to be located above flood level. Continue Reading...
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Lot entitlements bill stirs industry

The recent consultation paper and following public hearing in relation to changes to the lot entitlements in the BCCM Act has attracted 274 submissions by individuals, companies and industry bodies includingSCA (Qld). Senior Vice President Alan Buckle represented SCA (Qld) at the public hearing on 31 October where discussions revolved around whether to permit a retrospective change to further disrupt the industry Continue Reading...
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