Sponsored by City of Sydney and presented by Lord Mayor Clover Moore, "Generation W" took home the Strata Community Environmental and Engagement Award.
The annual SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Awards Gala Dinner and Presentation was held on Friday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney with over 430 attendees dressed to impress in a sea of white, celebrating with their peers as the 2018 winners were revealed.
The first comprehensive national report of the strata and community title sector reveals there are about 2.6 million strata title lots in Australia with an insured value of $995 billion.
Apartment owners and residents are increasingly looking at new ways to foster a greater sense of community in their blocks and get things done more efficiently.
30 years ago your strata roof might have been covered in tonnes of black rocks, or it was a barren landscape with only a vent here and there. While new strata developments often already have solar panels or lush community gardens, older buildings still have roofs that are greatly underutilised.
Newtown's Stucco apartment block, a converted glass factory, has now become one of the first buildings in Australia to install a shared solar and battery storage system. The solar system will provide 80 per cent of the residents' energy with the remainder drawn from the grid.
Imagine a world where your appliances understand how to minimize your electricity bill, your apartment block intelligently shares solar energy with the neighbourhood, and every building is connected to a smart city-wide network. All of this, and much more besides, will soon be a reality thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Five apartment complexes in the West Sydney suburb of Rhodes have been inundated with trespassing complaints. The developments near Peg Paterson Park have seen crowds of over 1,000 people at night with some people jumping fences, leaving rubbish behind, causing property damage, and disturbing the peace while in search of Pokemon on their smart phones.
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