Blog categorized as 2021

2021.12 Owners Corporation laws tweaked

01 Dec 2021 02:02 AM By We Live Here - Comment(s)

The Victorian Government’s long-awaited amendments to owners corporation laws are now coming into force.

The government has been under pressure for some time to stamp out a number of inequitable practices indulged in by many developers for several years.

With around one in five Victorians being part...

21.11 Will short-stay infections force us into lockdown again?

01 Nov 2021 01:54 AM By We Live Here - Comment(s)
With retail industry still shuttered, it beggars belief that short stay operators are allowed to endanger residential buildings with potential COVID carriers.

21.10 High-rise truck saga

01 Oct 2021 01:53 AM By We Live Here - Comment(s)
Our inner-city champion whom we have lauded in this column has written in with a poignant precis of her tribulations. The outcome was ultimately a resident's victory over a cohort of developers, managers and local government officials.

21.09 Resident victory

01 Sep 2021 12:00 PM By We Live Here - Comment(s)
A stalwart resident at an inner-city apartment complex has reported a monumental victory over developer chicanery and council ineptitude.

21.08 High-rise, high-risk

01 Aug 2021 01:52 AM By We Live Here - Comment(s)
The build-to-rent high-rise towers proposed for the Marvel Stadium precinct could become high risk ghettos for short-stays.