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  • #58730
    Chatterbox
    Flatchatter

    I live in a 3 storey apartment  block in Melbourne where everybody basically follows the Covid rules – except for one – they are renters who like to give dinner parties.  Is there anything we can do about this  at a strata rules/regulations level as I would prefer not to bother the police who have better things to do!  We have a QR Code in the foyer that I am sure they are not using.  I am also making an assumption here that these guests are not intimate partners which is allowable  as they have different guests and always leave by 8.45pm to meet the 9pm curfew.

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  • #58754
    Austman
    Flatchatter

    It is a Police matter.

    But up to you if you want to contact them or not.

    #58906
    Boronia
    Flatchatter

    Put up a notice in a conspicuous location quoting any Public Health Orders that may be applicable to outside visitations and are possibly being transgressed.

    #59197
    kaindub
    Flatchatter

    The whole issue of getting compliance with COVID health directions ,both for strata and businesses, is sketchy.

    Whilst the laws in relation to the health directives are enacted by parliament, it’s only the police who have the right to enforce these laws (as is the case with any law).

    One can beg and plead with other parties to comply, but you can’t take any action save reporting them to the police.

    I am wondering how going ahead businesses are going to prevent unvaccinated people from entering their premises. Physically restraining people is assault even if you are in the right.

    #59206
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    One can beg and plead with other parties to comply, but you can’t take any action save reporting them to the police.

    As you can see from this story, this is an issue currently being wrestled with by a lot of strata committees. I wonder if you could pass a by-law that said something like “breaches of Public Health orders with regard to behaviour on common property will be considered a breach of our by-laws related to appropriate behaviour and will be dealt with accordingly, including the issuing of notices to comply and the application of financial penalties.”

    At the very least it would put anti-maskers on notice.

    As for the proof of vaccination, I’ll be interested to see what various strata committees come up with. Hard to police, harder to enforce.

    #59270
    kaindub
    Flatchatter

    Nice try JT.

    We all know that to enforce a bylaw , it takes time and a visit to NCAT.
    The issue of regulating access to facilities by residents needs a more immediate solution that’s immediately enforceable.

    SWs article makes some good points.
    Perhaps if parliament has the time they could legislate these issues and remove a lot of the grey area.

    #59272
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    Nice try JT. We all know that to enforce a bylaw , it takes time and a visit to NCAT.

    True. And I know I may sound naive, but the fact that there is a by-law and you could get fined for breaching it is usually enough to get most people to pull their heads in (although probably not proto-fascist libertarian anti-maskers).

    Perhaps if parliament has the time they could legislate these issues and remove a lot of the grey area.

    LMAO! You mean when they are not eating themselves alive? If nothing else, their response to the spread of covid has exposed that our parliamentarians have no idea how to deal with strata.  They have their heads struck in Quarter-Acre-Block thinking and just can’t deal with the concept that a home can both be private property and partly community-owned.  And as soon as this pandemic is under control they won’t want to hear the word “strata” again for at least a couple of years.

     

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    #59374
    Chatterbox
    Flatchatter
    Chat-starter

    Thank you for your response! Chatterbox

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