Forum: Why are our facilities still closed?


As we emerge blearily from our Covid-induced hibernation, obviously some strata schemes are quicker to get back to normal than others.

One Flatchatter wants to know why the spa and swimming pool in his block remains steadfastly shut while others blocks’ facilities are open. Hey, even Queensland is letting people in.

We reckon there are three possible reasons for the facilities remaining closed.

Firstly, the committee and/or strata and/or building manager don’t know what they’re doing and they are too nervous to do anything in case it’s wrong.

Two, they know exactly what they are doing but they are saving money on cleaning and heating by keeping the facilities shut.

Three, every time the issue comes up, they lack the wit or imagination to come up with a plan that would allow people to use the facilities and stay safe. 

Thus, the keys to the spa and the pool stay in the too-hard basket.

What can a poor tenant do about this?  We have an answer HERE.

Elsewhere in the Forum

  • My water stopcock is in the same locked room as the electric meters and the committee says that means I can’t have access.  Has anyone else had this problem?  That’s HERE.
  • I want to tile over the pebblecrete in my courtyard.  Can I?  That’s HERE.
  • Is there a benchmark for strata management fees or do we have to compare apples and oranges?  That’s HERE.
  • Our small block is attached to a non-strata building.  Why are our strata insurance premiums double?  That’s HERE.
  • Finally, why is it that the people most likely to complain about levies (fees) being too high are least likely to get involved and attend meetings?  That’s HERE.

There are even more ongoing questions and answers in the Forum. Remember, if you register and sign in, you can get updates on the topics that interest you most.

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