Welcome to Regatta Wharf's section of the Website
New and emergency information for Regatta Wharf's owners and tenants is posted here. General information is provided on the right-hand part of this page.
The next Strata Committee meeting will be held at 6.30pm, Thursday 26 October, in The Station.
Strata Manager: Helen Wells, 02 8586 7822 firstname.lastname@example.org
Resident Services Manager: Agi Zielinska, 02 8565 9400 email@example.com
Building Manager: Ricky Risal, 02 8565 9400 Ricky.firstname.lastname@example.org
Security: 02 8565 9494, email@example.com
Havencab cleaning service: Jacksonslanding@havencab.com.au
Members of your Strata Committee are:
Brian England (Treasurer)
Donald Denoon (Chair)
Ian MacDonald (Liaison with House Committee)
John Reed (Liaison with House Committee)
Philip West (Secretary)
Please address correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developments in and around the pool
The pool will be closed for some time, as a number of complex issues have been identified, and we have had to get expert advice. A report is being prepared, and work will be carried out based on the recommendations. The rectification may take another month.
The gym is accessible and can be used as usual.
A defibrillator is being installed, to help resuscitate anyone in need. Its precise location has yet to be decided. Leading candidates are the passage outside the pool, or the lobby outside the Visitors’ Car Park.
A Helpful Possum
Several residents have tried to rescue a young brushtail possum who strayed into our parking areas. The possum led Peter May to discover two usable spaces, hidden from view since Regatta Wharf was built. Thank you possum, and thank you Peter!
Alas, the possum escaped onto Refinery Drive, only to be killed by traffic.
Regatta Wharf Annual General Meeting
The AGM on 11 September was a fine example of Parkinson’s best-known law.
After the Chair’s account of our constitutional context, Amanda Farmer of Lawyers Chambers explained the new strata laws and the requirement that we review and amend our by-laws.
It took us ten minutes to abrogate all existing by-laws and adopt new ones.
The new by-laws will be available on this website as soon as they are registered and have come into force.
We devoted ten minutes more to our multi-million dollar budget and measures for insurance: we adopted them with little discussion and no amendment. The figures are appended to the meeting agenda.
Then we spent an emotional hour debating the best way to help residents in and out of the pool, and came very close to a conclusion. This matter will be resolved finally, within two months.
And we elected a new strata committee, very like the outgoing one: see below.
Wind Damage, 18 August 2017
High winds brought down a tall tree between Edgewater and Watercrest. Miraculously, no damage was done to buildings or people. Our gardening contractor, Skyline, has cut up the trunk, and the Men’s Shed may be able to use the timber.
At the same time the resident in 1303 Solander noticed a piece of twisted metal dangling from the roof. SES secured the piece, and Holistic will repair the damage.
The Strata Committee continues to seek a solution to the difficulty of access to, and escape from, the Regatta Wharf swimming pool. A decision is expected shortly.
Amanda Farmer of Lawyers Chambers has advised the Strata Committee on the revision of our by-laws. They will now be registered, and once registered will come into force.
The campaign continues to oppose UrbanGrowth’s application to relocate Blackwattle Bay Marina to 5-19 Bank Street. The current proposal is MOD3.
Details at Save Blackwattle Foreshore on Facebook.
Information through the Strata Manager’s Portal
Owners can now access information about their levies, Strata Committee agendas and minutes on the Regatta Wharf online portal.
We suggest that you view the short video "What's New" to get started. Then click the CREATE button, which will take you to the next screen.
Enter the ID and password supplied to you in the StrataMax section. You will receive an activation email to the address you have entered.
Christian Young’s Holistic Building Company has completed the replacement of our guttering. The project took longer than we expected, mainly because the removal of gutters and downpipes revealed defects which had been invisible.
Holistic were straightforward in their dealings and provided film of water flowing properly through the gutters (for the first time, in some cases)! Throughout this epic, John Reed was the tireless and meticulous communicator between the contractor, the project manager and the Strata Committee.
Repairs are under way, to remedy defects exposed during this project. As our structures are over 17 years of age, we must expect – and budget for – maintenance and repairs.