FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS AND REINSTATEMENT OF PREVIOUS COVID-19 REGULATIONS IN STRATA AND COMMUNITY SCHEMES
Changes have been made to the latest Public Health Order- https://gazette.legislation.nsw.gov.au/so/download.w3p?id=Gazette_2021_2021-332.pdf
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”
SCA (NSW) has also had this position definitively confirmed in writing by NSW Fair Trading following direct discussion with NSW Health.
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.
SCA (NSW) hosted a webinar discussing the latest restrictions and their broader impact on service providers and services to strata schemes.
Chris Duggan, President SCA (NSW), was joined by a Government official and a panel of industry experts:
- Matthew Press, Director, Office of the Building Commissioner @ NSW Department of Customer Service
- Rob Broadhead, CEO & Founder of 2020 Fire Protection
- Frank Boross, MD & Group CEO Havencab Property Group