The Scoreboard – December 2015


December 4, 2015



The Scoreboard                                                                           4 December 2015

Season’s Greetings

Core would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happ holiday season and our sincere thanks for your goodwill and loyalty throughout the past year. We look forward to working with you again next year.

Our offices will be closed from 24 December 2015 and re-open on 11 January 2016.

Pool safety checklist

With summer and the festive season on our doorstep, the family pool should be a place to find solace from the hot sun and fun-and-games with the kids. Here is some handy hints to ensure the safety of your loved ones to keep the summer joyful. Remember most accidents are avoidable.

  • Barrier is secure and the gate latch and closer is in full working order.
  •  Fence is a minimum of 1.2m high and the gap under the barrier is less than 100mm
  • Don’t leave climbable objects near the pool fence, leave a clear un-climbable perimeter of 900mm around the pool fence
  • Adult supervision of younger kids at all time and NEVER swim alone
  • Pump, grates and suction areas are covered
  • Emergency and CPR chart is displayed
  • Store chemicals away safely

The above list is provided for educational purposes only, pool owners should consider getting a professional assessment of their pool’s compliance.

Core have experienced engineers that could assist if you have any questions regarding the compliance of your pool or call us for an inspection.

Know safety NO accidents!

General Building Defect Training Sessions

The Sydney skyline is filled with cranes and is ever changing with new high rise developments being erected in most of the residential suburbs around the city. A recent study by UNSW concluded that 85% of apartments constructed after the year 2000 have building defects. Coupled with recent changes to the Statutory Warranty laws, navigating the road of building defects is a challenge for strata schemes.

Core Project Consulting and Bannermans Lawyers will be conducting joint presentations and training sessions for Strata managers and the executive committee on this crucial topic, covering:

  • Determining the critical path, and steps within the 2 year warranty;
  • What are the typical defects that are visible within the first 2 years;
  • What are the typical defects that are not visible until about 4 or 5 years;
  • What can you do to discover those typical defects within the 2 years;
  • What should you do if you are letting the builder back to rectify the defects;
  • What is the proposed strata reform in this area and will it help;
  • What are the likely losses and costs

If you are a strata manager or member of an executive committee and would like to be part of the educational sessions, please contact us here or phone Core Project Consulting on 02 8961 3250.  Alternatively, contact Sarah Ryan of Bannermans Lawyers at


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