The Building Manager must be notified in writing in advance of all intended works. The owner is responsible for seeking and obtaining all necessary permits and approvals – including Council, Owners Corporation, etc.
Download Request to undertake Alterations Form here.
No tradesperson or other person are permitted to undertake work on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday. On any other day, no work is permitted to be carried out before 8am or after 5pm, except in the case of an emergency.
No external addition or alteration to the property is to take place without the prior written consent of the Owners Corporation committee. All requests must be submitted in writing showing the location, a detailed description and diagram of the proposed changes plus a copy of the quotation (costs not required). This includes blinds, awnings, balustrades, decking and deck extensions, garden alterations (including different types of plants/trees), pavers in gardens or in patios and air conditioning units.
Alterations must not obstruct, delete, obscure, deny access or function of any drainage or irrigation system. Provision must be made for inspection of all services.
When planning to change flooring, owners are reminded that written Owners Corporation approval is required (submit 21 days before work is undertaken). Owners must submit in writing what acoustic measures for sound protection are proposed (must include a signed statementby the installer how the proposed flooring
meets the Building Code of Australia standard, and
the actual Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants rating).
A member must not and must ensure that the occupier of a member's lot ("the Lot") does not and the occupier of a lot must not fit any covering over external areas of the lot including ground floor patios and balconies other than a folding awning and on windows other than a blind or fixed type each or otherwise as the Owners Corporation shall determine from time to time. OC Rules here.
The approved OC colour is beige - if in doubt, please contact the Owners Corporation Manager. Stripes and dark colours are not permitted. During the installation of blinds, the installer must ensure the blinds do not extend outside the boundary of your property.
Balustrades or ground floor fences must not be covered with screens, pickets, palings, fencing, lattices or privacy panels. The original appearance of these areas must be maintained.
Any planned changes to existing services e.g. water, gas, sewerage, etc. either internally or externally must receive written Committee approval. Owners are to establish the location of all services.
Any internal structural changes e.g. removing or shifting load bearing walls require the engagement of an engineer to produce a report for the Owners Corporation Committee and the City of Port Phillip (who will require a permit).
Owners are to notify neighbours (including neighbours below) of intended work and to provide appropriate contact numbers to neighbours.
Materials or debris are not to be stored in common areas. Common areas are to be kept and left in a clean condition. Any damage or mess must be immediately made good. Waste material is to be removed from site from the tradesperson. Owners Corporation bins must not be used for such waste or debris.
If lifts are used, a request must be submitted to the Building Manager to place protective covers in the lift. Owners are responsible for checking the cleanliness of the lifts, foyers and other common areas once the tradespersons leave each day – any mess must be cleaned up.
Security must be maintained at all times. No doors or gates are to be left opened.
Download Request to Undertake Alterations Form here.
Please ensure all contractors receive a copy of the following document - click here.