“War on Waste” – City of Sydney’s solution to the big problem of fast fashion

13 June 2017

A little more than three years ago, residents living in the The Bauhaus Apartments in Pyrmont were discarding kilograms of clothing with their weekly garbage collection.

When Gordon Streight, chairman of the building’s strata committee, inspected the building’s waste disposal, he was shocked to discover each of 15 industrial-sized bins, servicing 132 apartments, contained bags of clothing often with the purchase tags still attached.

Read more here.

Accommodating EVs in Strata

Issue 139 April-June 2017

ReNew: technology for a sustainable future is Australia’s premier magazine on practical sustainable living

Gordon Streight was interviewed for this story about electric vehicle charging and some of the challenges faced by strata committees when implementing EV solutions in apartment buildings.

Each quarterly issue of ReNew features the latest in sustainable building practice, alternative fuels and the latest renewable energy technology such as solar, wind, micro-hydro and geothermal. Comprehensive articles and DIY stories provide practical information for you to use around your home.

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WATERSAVE AUSTRALIA

Emailed to Watersave clients on April 11, 2017

Watersave Australia invited Strata-WorX to submit a story about our work for their 3rd quarterly newsletter.

Watersave Australia is a vibrant and fast growing company, setting new benchmarks in the emerging Australian sustainability and green building sector. The company’s objective is to create a better understanding of water and energy use through careful resource monitoring and management, to reduce consumption and deliver building efficiencies and sound cost savings for customers.

This newsletter was distributed mid-April to many Watersave clients around Australia, including residential apartment buildings, schools and commercial enterprises.

YOUR STRATA PROPERTY

Podcast on November 29, 2016

An invitation from Amanda Farmer of YOUR STRATA PROPERTY to share my story about Adding Value to Buildings, resulted in this podcast.

Your Strata Property is a one-stop shop for information and education about your most important investment – your strata property.

NSW POLICE LAUNCH “MAILSAFE”

NSW Police Headquarters November 23, 2016

The head of the State Crime Command Fraud and Cybercrime Squad, Arthur Katsogiannis, says local criminals, known as “boxers” are selling the stolen identity documents to international syndicates.

“Information from documents such as bank statements and utility bills is then used by the overseas criminals to apply for large loans in the names of their unwitting victims, thereby defrauding financial institutions,” Detective Superintendent Katsogiannis said.

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Today Tonight Channel 7, November 23, 2016

Gordon Streight was interviewed for this story at the NEO Apartments in Newtown (Sydney NSW). View the Channel 7 Today Tonight story about MailSafe on YouTube, starting at the 3:57 minute mark.

International fraudsters target Sydney unit block letterboxes

by Jimmy Thomson, published on Domain on November 23, 2016.

“Letterboxes outside Sydney apartment blocks have been targeted by thieves working for international criminals who use stolen credit cards and documents in massive fraud schemes.

While credit cards are used to buy goods for re-sale, victims’ utility bills are used to borrow large sums of money and they then have to prove the debt isn’t theirs while the financial institutions eventually foot the bills.

Now apartment residents and their building managers have been advised to do whatever they can to prevent letterboxes being broken into – including moving them to inside the building.

NSW Police has joined forces with a range of other crime prevention partners, including Crime Stoppers, Australia Post, the Department of Justice, the University of Technology ‘Design Out Crime’ program and the City of Sydney to launch the MailSafe campaign, providing residents with advice about how to better secure their mail.

SMART GREEN APARTMENTS

20 new buildings for SGA October 11, 2016

Email Launch September 7, 2016

Gordon Streight was instrumental in getting the Bauhaus Apartments in Pyrmont NSW involved in the first tranche of the City of Sydney’s Smart Green Apartments program.

The SGA program encourages apartment buildings to improve management and efficiency in energy, water and waste with the City of Sydney providing:

  • tailored energy and water assessments to identify cost-effective improvements and upgrades in common areas
  • technical support to help implement energy and water efficiency upgrades
  • a waste and recycling operational assessment with tailored solutions
  • an online platform to track and manage your building’s energy and water consumption.