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Apartment Owners Conference – Future Proofing Perth’s Apartments

By September 17, 2021September 20th, 2021No Comments

We are excited to announce that ESM Strata will have a booth at the upcoming WA Apartment Advocacy Convention

A dedicated conference for apartment owners to prepare for the future, which is taking place on Friday, 29th of October for Developers and Saturday 30th of October for Owners!

About this event

There are many changes happening in apartment living and this conference will deal with them all! Learn from Josh Byrne about how to green your apartment and building, hear from City of Perth Deputy Mayor Sandy Anghie about Perth’s future, know all about the new Strata Act with SCA President Catherine Lezer and what it means to you and your rights, hear about the latest technologies that are making our apartments smart, learn how you can negotiate successful defect outcomes with your builder/developer with expert Dr Armand Zurhaar and hear from Shane White about how to ensure your building stays healthy with a strong maintenance plan.

Plus tour our comprehensive Tradeshow. Included in the ticket price is morning/afternoon tea and buffet lunch. Early bird price available until 30 September.

This event is ideal for apartment owners, Council of Owners and Strata Managers.

Owners Convention

DATE & TIME Owners day Saturday, 30th October 2021 (8am - 4pm)
LOCATION Parmelia Hilton, 14 MILL ST, PERTH (parking available at Perth Convention Centre)
PRICE Early bird ticket price $150 until 30 September then $200 until 29 October

SPEAKERS PANEL

 

This one day event will provide apartment owners and potential owners with a wealth of information toensure that their apartment lifestyle is easy breezy!
Hear from a range of dynamic speakers on how to maximise the latest trends to sustain you apartment and the lifestyle (see overleaf). Browse 20 tradeshow booths covering painting, cladding, fire protection, insurance, lifts/elevators, pools, building maintenance, building repair works, strata managers, energy networks, communication networks, apartment projects and so much more!

FUTURE PROOF

Shane White, Strata Title Consult

Ex Landgate, Shane is a full bottle on the 10 year maintenance plan and will outline just what
Council of Owners should be considering when planning for the future. Shane will also outline some
of the building maintenance horror stories he has encountered as an example of what not to do!

Catherine Lezer, Strata Community Association President

In May 2020 the new Strata Act came into effect but do Council of Owners and apartment owners
understand the true impact on their rights and responsibilities? Catherine will run through the key
aspects that COO and owners need to be aware of and now implementing.

Dr Armand Zurhaar, Zedcon Scientific Services

A sitting member of SAT, Armand has been highly successful in negotiating positive outcomes for
apartment owners who are faced with defects and an unco-operative builder. Armand will outline
some of his top tips and case studies to demonstrate how being proactive can be to your advantage.
Panorama – winners of the Enduring Award 2021 Apartment Awards for Excellence
Claudia Van Dijk of ESM Strata and Panorama COO will outline the steps that they have taken to
ensure that the 20 year old Panorama has endured the distance and as a result was a recipient of
the 2021 Apartment Awards for Excellence. Retaining its property values, this session will deal
with Panorama’s sinking funds, planned works and how to ensure that everyone is on the same
page when it comes to protecting your building in the long term.

 

SHINING STARS IN STRATA

Panorama – winners of the Enduring Award 2021 Apartment Awards for Excellence

Claudia Van Dijk of ESM Strata and Panorama COO will outline the steps that they have taken to
ensure that the 20 year old Panorama has endured the distance and as a result was a recipient of
the 2021 Apartment Awards for Excellence. Retaining its property values, this session will deal
with Panorama’s sinking funds, planned works and how to ensure that everyone is on the same
page when it comes to protecting your building in the long term.

City Towers – winners of the People’s Choice 2021 Apartment Awards for Excellence

Karen Richardson of Richardson Strata Management and City Towers COO will discuss how the
owners decided to undergo a refurbishment of their foyer areas within this 30 year old building,
breathing new life into their development. The COO will also outline how they maintain a happy
community within the complex and some of the initiatives they undertook which made them
winners in the 2021 Apartment Awards for Excellence.

FUTURE VISIONS

Cr Sandy Anghie, Deputy Mayor City of Perth

With a successful background in architecture, Sandy is one of the newly elected Councillors
advocating for the City of Perth. Sandy will speak about the brand Perth, it’s future and lifestyle
as the City focuses on growing its population to 90,000 residents. Sandy will also touch on her
architectural recommendations to make apartment living even more enjoyable.

Samantha Reece, Director of WAAA

Just completing their 2021 National Apartment Living Research, Samantha will outline what
apartment owners love about their apartment, what they would change, their attitude towards
strata fees, defects and COVID. Samantha will also touch on what apartment owners would buy
next and why housing choice is so important for WA.

FUTURE DESIGNS

Dr Josh Byrne, Josh Byrne & Associates

Well known gardening and sustainability expert, Josh will provide an insight into the exciting
advancements that he is seeing nationally with greening apartments and their buildings. Providing
inspiration, Josh will also provide practical tips for every apartment owner to reduce their
environmental footprint.

Kai Leben, Interphone

After recently completing research with apartment owners, Kai will provide an insight into
technology expectations in apartments and the move to ultra-high-speed networks underpinning
smart buildings. Hear the consumer trends with smart devices and appliances, and what you can
do to get your apartment as smart as possible.

Lance Randall, WINconnect

Electrical vehicles, solar panels, energy efficiency – what does that mean to apartment buyers
beyond the cost savings? Lance will speak about how buildings can be retrospectively fitted and
designed to ensure that they last the distance with their energy consumption and equipped so that
owners can monitor and reduce their energy intake on an individual basis, as they see fit