Day Two

Time Topic Presenter
9.00 – 9.45 am The Expanding Legal Environment in which Owners Corporations Operate Cathy Sherry (University of New South Wales) & Michael Teys (Block Strata)
9.45 – 10.45 am Law reform round up: Panel discussion Chair: Michael Allen (Allen Partners & President Australian College of Community Association Lawyers)·         Mark Atkinson (Atkinson Legal)·         Tim Graham (HWL Ebsworth Lawyers)·         Frank Higginson (Hynes Lawyers)
10.45 – 11.10 am Morning Tea
11.10 – 12.10pm DEBATE motion: Strata-titled complexes should have pre-determined lifespans to ensure ongoing structural integrity Chair: Stephen Goddard (OCN)·         Kaylene Arkcoll (Leary Partners)·         Rhys Bollen (Assistant Commissioner, Policy & Strategy, NSW Fair Trading)·         Hazel Easthope (University of New South Wales)

·         Melissa Pocock (Griffith University)

12.10 – 12.40 pm Strata building performance as a lottery: If I hadn’t bought into my new building 10 years ago, what would be its standing today? Gerry Chia (Owners Corporation Network)
12.40 – 1.55 pm Lunch
1.55 – 2.35 pm Building defects – How can they be avoided? (building on presentation made at 2013 conference) Colin Grace (Director, Grace Lawyers)
2.35 – 3.15 pm Building defects – How can they be avoided?: a builder’s perspective Jonathan Drane (University of New South Wales)
3.15 – 3.45 pm Afternoon Tea
3.45 – 4.15 pm Deficient sinking funds: when is the ticking time bomb going to explode? James Freestun (Solutions IE)
4.15 – 4.45 pm Strata title ownership and requisite knowledge: How to get disclosure and education right Chris Irons (Body Corporate Commissioner (Qld))
6.30 – 7.00 pm Pre-dinner Drinks
7.00 pm John Hood Conference Dinner

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