Welcome To The Residents Guide.

These pages are designed to assist new permanent residents of 'Proximity Waterfront' with an overview of the building and the roles of the management, committee & the body corporate manager. Existing residents are encouraged to refer to this guide also. 

**CURRENT OUTAGES**

GAS/HOT WATER SYSTEMS

12th June @ 12.09pm - All systems back online

B2 CAR PARK GATE -

12th June 2024 - AWAITING REPLACEMENT TO FAILED B2 GATE MOTOR, GATE WILL REMAIN 'OPEN' UNTIL REPLACEMENT (DUE APPROX 17TH JUNE)

 

 

1. Proximity Waterfront Apartments, Building Overview

2. Your Body Corporate.

3. What (& Who) is The Body Corporate Manager 

4. Complex Manager (Management Rights Holder)

5. Conduct and Behaviour Of Residents

6. Security/Access Control System

7. Parking/Driveways

8. Mezzanine, Pool & Recreation Area

9. Refuse/Recycling

10. Smoking

11. Pets

12. Improvement To An Owners Lot

13. Fire Safety & Evacuation Plan Security

 

1. Proximity Waterfront Apartments, Building Overview

The Proximity Waterfront Apartment complex is comprised of 74 residential lots (73 apartments and one townhouse), one commercial lot (Lot 201 - Solicitor) and one retail lot (Lot 202 - Restaurant). The residential lots are primarily owned by investors which are managed by the complex manager on behalf of individual investors, these are primarily managed & marketed as short term holiday lettings.

These pages should be read in conjunction with the Community Management Statement (CMS) which contains the Body Corporate By-Laws. A copy of the By-Laws can be obtained from the Body Corporate Manager, Stewart Silver King & Burns (SSKB).

2. Your Body Corporate.

In Queensland, Australia, a body corporate is a legal entity created when land is subdivided and registered under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. It typically applies to multi-unit developments like apartment buildings or townhouses.  The body corporate elects a committee from among the lot owners to manage day-to-day operations, the committee includes roles such as chairperson, secretary, and treasurer as well as 'ordinary' committee members.

The role of the body corporate is broadly:

  • Financial Administration - It handles the financial aspects, including collecting levies (fees) from owners, preparing budgets, and managing funds for maintenance and repair work.
  • Enforcement of By-laws - The body corporate enforces rules and by-laws that regulate the behavior of residents and the use of common property
  • Decision Making - This includes decisions on repairs, improvements, and the implementation of new by-laws.
  • Insurance - Arranging insurance of the building and common property to cover risks such as fire, flood, and public liability.
  • Dispute Resolution: It provides a mechanism for resolving disputes between owners or between owners and the body corporate.

 

3. What (& Who) is The Body Corporate Manager 

The body corporate has engaged the services of a 'Body Corporate Manager' to assist on the good running of body corporate matters. Currently Stuart, Silver, King & Burns (SSKB) are engaged to assist and operate as 'Body Corporate Manager' for Proximity Waterfront Apartments.

It is strongly advised that all residents utilise the online services of SSKB to assist with admistrative & financial matters including payment of levies for you lot. SSKB have an 'app' which is free to download & residents are advised to use this guide along with the SSKB app. SSKB will be your point of call for issues regarding payment of body corp levies.

4. The Complex Manager (Management Rights Holder)

Your complex manager, also known as the 'management rights holder' has purchased the rights to 'manage' the building under the terms of a 'Caretaking & Letting Agreement' this agreement sets out the roles and responsibilities on the complex manager and provides various rights to both parties. The Caretaking & Letting Agreement is a legally binding contract between the management rights holder & the body corporate, a copy of which is available from the body corporate manager. The management rights are held by 'Talks Like Johnny Pty Ltd' (ABN 77 628 045 330), of whom John Atkins is the sole Director. 

The Complex Manager, has an office in the reception area on Level B1. They (or one of their representatives) are contactable Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm, weekends 9-1pm.

As per the terms of the 'Caretaking & Letting Agreement', The Complex Manager is required to maintain the Common Property and the Shared Facilities in a first-class condition consistent with the high quality and standard of the Complex in

accordance with the Body Corporate’s obligations under the Act.

The Complex Manager’s scheduled duties include:

  • Regularly clean, sweep, wash and vacuum the Common Property and the Shared Facilities including all foyers, lifts, stairwells, walkways, footpaths, driveways, garbage areas, drains, gutters, pool deck, terraces and reception area.
  • Regularly water (where lawful), fertilise, weed, mow, mulch, and maintain lawns, gardens, terrace and planter boxes, shrubs and potted plants on the Common Property.
  • Regularly clean any toilets, showers, change rooms, gym, and residents’ recreational area on the mezzanine floor.
  • Engage a contractor (to be supervised by the complex manager at the cost of the Body Corporate) to regularly clean the swimming pool and test and add chemicals as required.
  • Regularly inspect and test plant and equipment on the Common Property and in or comprising the Shared Facilities.
  • Promptly repair or replace any service, equipment or part of the Common Property or Shared Facilities which is defective, unsafe or otherwise requires repair or maintenance.
  • Supervise the performance of service contracts in accordance with the terms. Ensure that the person doing the work has all required insurances before the work begins.
  • Replace light bulbs as required.
  • Buy, or otherwise acquire and install any fixture, fittings, equipment or other additions as the Body Corporate reasonably directs.
  • Monitor the observance of the By-Laws and report any persistent breaches to the Body Corporate.
  • Ensure fire safety requirements are notified to all residents and carry out any mandatory inspections of fire safety equipment and implement a fire safety evacuation plan.

 

5. Conduct and Behaviour Of Residents

It is requested the following principles be observed by everyone associated with Proximity. These principles of conduct should be read in conjunction with the Body Corporate By-Laws.

  • An owner or occupier of a Lot, their guests, employees, contractors or agents must not create loud noise or noxious odours likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of a person lawfully on another Lot or the Common Property.
  • In the event of any unavoidable noise in a Lot at any time, the owner or occupier will take all practicable means to minimise the annoyance.
  • No offensive activity will be carried on, nor will anything be done which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighbourhood or which may be likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of the Lot owners.
  • No persons will interfere with or obstruct the Complex Manager from performing the Complex Manager’s duties.
  • Proximity property and facilities shall be used only for the purpose intended, i.e. Lot 201 Commercial, Lot 202 Retail and other lots Residential, which shall not preclude a home office, but does not include advertising or marketing.
  • An owner or occupier of a Lot will be liable to compensate the Body Corporate in respect of all damage to the Common Property or personal property caused by an owner or occupier or their invitees.

 

6. Security/Access Control System/Replacement Keys & Fobs

Your small 'teardrop shaped' black or grey fob provides access to both sets the B1 entry doors, Level 'G' entry doors and also gives access to your floor level. Only your floor is accessible with your fob. Fobs must not be distributed to non-residents for access to Proximity Waterfront Apartments without the prior approval of the Complex Manager.

Misuse of security access remotes, fobs and keys include, but is not limited to:

  • Access by non-residents to use the visitors’ car parking.
  • Access by non-residents to use the recreational facilities and other common areas.
  • Access by non-residents for other than official, approved business.

Please advise the Complex Manager if you witness misuse of access fobs and keys. If you lose your fob please inform us & we can 'cancel' the fob. Replacement keys, fobs are garage fobs are charged at the cost incurred by the complex manager.

7. Parking/Driveways

Please park only in your designated car space/spaces. Visitor parks are not be used by residents as extra spaces, if you have more cars than you have parking spaces visitor spaces are not be used as extra resident parking.

8. Mezzanine, Pool & Recreation Area

The swimming pool is available for use by residents between 7:00am and 7.00pm. No children are allowed in the pool area under the age of 13 unless supervised by an adult. Please be considerate of others - no splashing or jumping.

Please make sure you dry off before entering the lift. Please leave tables on the mezzanine clean & tidy, please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

9. Refuse/Recycling

Each floor level has a rubbish chute, please bag all rubbish before placing in the chute. UNLESS YOU WANT TO SPOIL OUR DAY, PLEASE DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS IN THE DROP CHUTE:

  • DOGGY POOP BAGS
  • HUMAN WASTE/COLOSTOMY BAGS
  • GLASS

There is a large black bin on the floor of the rubbish room, this is for glass & other recyclables.

All residents should be aware that we are unable to dispose of large/bulky/trade waste items. These items need to be disposed of at the Redcliffe Waste Transfer Station, 261 Duffield Rd, Clontarf.

10. Smoking

All owners are advised to inform themselves of current legislation in regard to state legislation in relation to smoking. Current by-laws will outline the position of body corporate in relation to smoking within a lot.

11. Pets

Currently, body corp approval is required for residents with dogs. Residents are advised to liaise with body corp and the complex manager in regard to legislative changes under QLD state laws which may affect these requirements.

12. Improvement To An Owners Lot

If you are considering any additions or alterations to your apartment, please refer to the By- Laws 6, 8 and 9, as there are clear requirements designed to preserve the integrity of the overall building. In many cases, permission should be sought from the Body Corporate by submitting a written application to Secretary.

13. Fire Safety & Evacuation Plan Security

Please make yourself familiar with the instructions and plans located on the back of the door of your apartment and outside the lift on each level of the building. Speakers are situated inside your apartment. In the event of a fire, you will be instructed to either standby or evacuate. If you are asked to evacuate, please do so in an orderly fashion and make your way down the stairwell to meet at the designated area at the front of the building.  If you use a mobility device or are unable to walk down the stairs, make your way through the Fire Safety doors and wait in the stairwell. Ask someone to advise the Complex Manager or the Firemen which level you are on.  Do not use lifts in cases of fire.