34 Union Street - a really nice place to call home, close to everything, even the airport, but it could be a lot better

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Having a Policy

"34 Union Street - Wither goest thou" exposed the shallow ideas that the Owners Committee and manager present as the justification for their existence and their interaction with this community of owners and residents.

January 20th 2022 was eleven years from the signing of Occupancy Permit No 13265/09 OP. A bit of luck with the timber cladding and we could soon have all of our nascent issues behind us and it will be time to reflect on where we are going.

To help with these reflections I suggest that the Owners Committee should have a stated policy that will imply past troubles are behind us.

The principal aim of the Owners Committee is to ensure that our building will be maintained as the well built, mid-range building its architect intended it to be.

Beyond our interest in the physical building is a concern for the enjoyment of living here, being a good neighbour and actively participating in the wider community.

We welcome discussion and ideas that will add to the pleasure of occupation and ownership.

Or some similar statement. The reason is to provide a public rationale for the OC's existence beyond the requirements of the Act. It should be stated when the OC report is delivered at the AGM and be a reference point for performance over the year.

Along with the stated policy must be the OC's demonstration of support through a wide dissemination of current status, and active encouragement of resident and owner inputs and discussion.

Owners must decide whether they want covert management or one that canvasses for ideas and aims high.

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