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As inner city space reduces, the increase in townhouse and apartment living means we have to learn to live in communities where new and different rules apply. This podcast looks in to some of those issues and opportunities.

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Please note: all legislation and references are for and apply to Queensland, Australia. Ensure you check your own local laws and legislation which may be different.

Ernst Body
Alan Buckle  – Linkedin


Hynes Legal –
Visitor Parking article

Nicholson Lawyers –
Hickey Lawyers –
McCullough Robertson  –
Gadens –

Associations and Support resources

Australian Resident Accomodation Managers Association (ARAMA)
Strata Communities Australia (SCA)
– Education –
– About Strata for owners –

City Futures report


Body Corporate and Community Management Act (QLD) 1997 – BCCMA
Building Unit and Group Titles Act (QLD) 1980 – BUGTA
Mixed Use Development Act (QLD) 1993
Integrated Resort Development Act 1987


  1. Check for Defects – Body Corporate Manager will have a register
  2. Check the funding – Administration Fund AND Sinking Fund – review stability of levies charged
  3. Minutes of previous Body Corporate Committee meetings
  4. Think about whether Community Living is for you. See links to ARAMA and SCA for more information.
  5. When you are part of the community, vote.  It gives committee member confidence, and assists in direction of committee decisions.
Episode 6

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Intro and Outro music “Morning Wake Up”
under licence from Harv Audio Video. Thanks Harv.

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