Council of Owners Report 5/10/2018
This year has been a very busy year for your committee, beside the normal maintenance of the complex your council been working on:
Works to secure the 2 pedestrian gates has commenced with preparation works including installation of power and communications being completed earlier in the year. We expect work on the gates to start in early 2019.
We continue to work with contractors to fix the lighting issues experienced during periods of rain. We are pleased to report that all faulty lighting has now been replaced and as far as we are aware all of the faults have been resolved. If anyone notices any issues with the lighting please submit a ticket and we will investigate.
Front Clothesline Area Renovations:
Works are continuing on the front clothesline area with installation of new fencing having recently been completed. We expect to start the paving replacement works in early 2019.
We have been working with the NBN Co. to arrange NBN installation within the building. We are advised that the building will be connected to the NBN in the next 6-12 months and that services should be available to all units shortly after this time.
14 Florence Street Development:
The owners of 14 Florence Street (which borders The Mews to the north/west) have submitted plans to council for a 4 floor development on the site and are asking for many of the design codes to be relaxed or removed. We believe that this development would have a detrimental impact on the area and particularly to the neighbouring properties including The Mews. We petitioned owners and almost 100% of owners responded in support of the rejection of this proposal. The JDAP review board unanimously rejected the application and the developer is currently challenging that decision in the SAT (State Administrative Tribunal). The next hearing is during December, if you would like to attend please let us know.
Replacement of Boundary Fence (161 Charles Street):
We are currently liaising with the owners of 161 Charles Street with regards to the replacement of the boundary fence between our properties. We have not set a date for the works to start, however as the fence is failing we expect them to start sometime in early 2019.
Council of Owners