Changes have been made to the latest Public Health Order.

Review the latest health orders here.


CLEANING & WASTE MANAGEMENT

The NSW government website has been updated to reflect the latest cleaning, repair and maintenance clarifications, providing clearer advice specific to the essential cleaning on common property.

An excerpt of the latest advice is clear, reinforcing our consistent advice that cleaning is essential to the health and safety of the scheme.

“Waste management services and cleaning of common property of residential apartment buildings and commercial premises can continue.

Any repairs, maintenance or cleaning that can be delayed should be rearranged.”

Read the latest health advice here.


FIRE PROTECTION & SAFETY 

The term “authorised workers” has now been extended. Category 3 (Public administration and safety) now includes “fire protection and safety” as an authorised role.

Read the extended rule here.


 

REINSTATEMENT OF PREVIOUS COVID-19 REGULATIONS IN STRATA AND COMMUNITY SCHEMES 

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Greater Sydney and related restrictions, the NSW Government has urgently updated the applicable regulations for strata and community schemes.

As of 21 July 2021, owners corporations and community land associations are once again able to validly meet and vote electronically without having previously adopted a resolution in this regard. The existing regulations on executing documents without the common seal and serving notice of meetings by email have been retained.

These changes have been made through two new COVID-19 regulations, published just now at the NSW Legislation website as follows:

Community land management

Strata schemes management

These regulations will be in force until the end of 20 January 2022.

At the time of this publication, we note that the NSW Fair Trading website is in the process of being updated.

Click below to download some helpful resources to place in your building to encourage residents to comply with the new mask regulation.