Council of Owners Report 01/03/2020
The 2018/2019 financial year was a very busy year, beside the normal maintenance of the complex your council been working on:
Apologies for AGM delay:
The council would like to apologise for not holding the AGM at the end of 2019 as is the normal practice, there were several issues to deal with that meant we couldn't spend the time preparing for the meeting. We made the decision to delay the meeting until after the holiday period so eveyone could attend.
Works to secure the 2 pedestrian gates has commenced with preparation works including installation of power and communications being completed. Installation of secure gates and card/fob access system is now ready to proceed as soon as funds are approved at AGM.
There are a number of areas of the building that require repairs to the concrete walkways. Over the last year we have spoken to several specialists in this area and have agreed on a scope of work. We have split the work into 3 areas so we can perform these repairs over 3-6 years and hope to commence repairs as soon as funds are approved at the AGM.
We are continuing to paint areas of the mews in order of the need (worst looking areas first). With the current rate of painting we should have the whole complex painted over a 6-8 year period.
We are pleased to report that as a result of the lighting upgrades we are no longer seeing any lighting outages on the building walkways. Some lighting issues are still present in the garden lighting and we will investigate and repair as the faults occur. If anyone notices any issues with the lighting please submit a ticket and we will investigate.
Replacement of Boundary Fence (161 Charles Street):
The boundary fence with 161 Charles Street has now been replaced. As part of this piece of work we upgraded the irrigation in this area and replanted the area along the fence.
Front Clothesline Area Renovations:
Works are continuing on the front clothesline area with installation of fencing having been completed. We expect to start the paving replacement works in Q2 2020.
We have been working closely with the NBN Co. to arrange NBN installation within the building. We are please to advise that after more than 2 years of negotiation NBN is now live ing the building and we are aware of several residents that already have NBN connections. Several upgrades were made to the building to support the NBN infrastructure, however if you are experiencing any issues with NBN connectivity please log a ticket and we will investigate.
14 Florence Street Development:
The owners of 14 Florence Street (which borders The Mews to the north/west) have submitted further plans to council that are a lot more acceptable than the previous plans - these plans were approved by the JDAP meeting in 2019 at the Cito of Vincent. The block has been cleared, however there has been no further progress to date. Given the economic climate we may see this development progress very little over the next few years.
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