Strata Community Guidelines

The Westralian has exceptional private facilities that are maintained to the highest standards. They are for the exclusive use of residents and, where specified, invited guests.

Residents and their visitors are asked to behave in a way that respects all residents’ rights to privacy and a harmonious living environment.

The following Community Living Guide, outlines the minimum expectations of all residents and visitors to The Westralian Apartments.

Noise

  • Residents are reminded that they are part of a vertical community and that noise does travel. Whilst you may be enjoying it your neighbours may not. Please be conscious of them.
  • Any disruptive residents shall be reported to the City of Perth Rangers and police if necessary. After hour security call outs are on-billed to the offending Lot.

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Animals and Pets

  1. Pets are permitted, but Written Approval is required from the Council of Owners before any pet is brought into the Strata complex.
  2. The Bylaws and pet rules are not intended to prevent the keeping of a dog used as a registered personal guide dog.
  3. If you wish to keep a pet within your lot, please review the RSPCA guidelines to keeping pets in strata before you complete and submit an Application to Keep a Pet Form to the Building Manager.
  4. The specific provisions of Bylaw 17 apply to pets in the Strata complex.
  5. Owners of permitted pets should ensure that their contact details are provided to Building Management in the event of an emergency that might necessitate pets being removed from the building.
  6. Permitted pets include fish in an enclosed aquarium, one caged bird, one cat or one dog.
  7. A reptile, rodent or invertebrate pet is not permitted to be kept within the Strata complex.
  8. The pet must be of a breed or size which is considered suitable to be kept as a domestic pet in a communal residential complex.
  9. Dogs must comply with the guidelines, Maximum Weight of 13Kg’s, Maximum Height (Shoulder Measurement) 400mm, before the Council of Owners will consider.
  10. Some breeds and types of dogs are expressly prohibited: any dog of a size or breed other than those deemed suitable for communal Strata complex living by the RSPCA; any dog prohibited from importation into Australia by the Commonwealth Government, or into Western Australia by the State Government; any restricted dog under the Dog Act 1976 or the associated Dog (Restricted Breed) Regulations.
  11. All dogs must be registered with the City of Perth within 6 months of residency.
  12. Pets are never allowed in any common area except while being taken to or from an apartment via a direct route through the carpark areas, foyer, lift or stairways.
  13. While a pet is being taken via a direct route to or from an apartment, the pet must be suitably restrained and carried at all times whilst in the lifts, and entering and exiting Foyers, or carried in a suitable and secure pet carrier.
  14. Pets should not be walked on common property for exercise
  15. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets at all times.
  16. All common area clean up costs relating to pets will be on-charged to the pet owner.
  17. Animal excrement or urine must NEVER be washed down the balcony drains; the drains discharge via the storm water system.
  18. Any animal excrement or urine must be securely bagged and will be disposed of in the red bins available on the ground floor.
  19. Pets are only permitted on the balcony when a responsible adult is home.
  20. Owners need to ensure when disposing of any pet food packaging that it does not contain any residual food and should be completely washed before being placed in the appropriate disposal unit. Any additional costs of disposal or the cleaning out of the bin or floor will be charged to the owner.
  21. Owners must ensure their pets do not make noise that is disturbing to an extent that is unreasonable as determined by the Council of Owners.
  22. Owners will be liable for any damage to or loss of property or injury to any person caused by the pet.
  23. The members of Council and Building Management reserve the right to withdraw the right of an owner to keep a pet if his/her pet repeatedly transgresses the pet rules and causes damage to the common areas of the Westralian Apartments.
  24. The Building Manager must be notified when all the occupants of the unit are away on holiday or for a long-term absence and confirm that the pet has been removed from the apartment.

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Garbage and Recycling

  • Perth City Council collects rubbish - kitchen waste (Green Bins) on Monday and Friday mornings; recyclable waste (Yellow Top Bins) on Tuesday morning.
  • Kitchen waste is to be wrapped and/or contained in a strong plastic bin bag prior to being placed in the green bins. Unwrapped foodstuff must not be placed in bins.
  • Recyclable waste is not to be placed in plastic bags.
  • No household goods are to be placed in the bin room. (Please remove from premises).
  • Cartons are to be broken down to a sufficient size so as to be contained within a bin with the lid closed.

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DOORS

  • Slamming Doors cause severe noise throughout the building please use caution when opening doors in windy conditions.
  • Under no circumstances are any doors to be left open at any time.
  • Fire escape doors must be kept shut at all times.
  • The doors from the car parks must not be jammed open.
  • Residents and visitors should always ensure that doors close fully behind them.
  • Please note that the external door into the mailroom can be opened from outside without an air key during the day on weekdays, to allow for the delivery of mail.

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Lift Lobbies

  • The lift lobbies on each floor must not be used for the storage of personal items.
  • The Fire Hose Reel, Bin Store and Gas cupboards must not be used for personal storage.
  • The Fire Doors or exit passageways must not be obstructed.

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Common Area Damage

  • Please report any damage to the Building Manager or the Concierge.
  • Take care not to damage walls and/or lifts when bringing large items into your apartment.

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Laundry and Balconies

  • Residents are prohibited to hang washing or display articles where they may be visible from the outside of the building.
  • The throwing of objects off balconies is very dangerous, causes serious damage and potential injuries including death and shall be reported to the Police for further action. Throwing items from or having unsecured objects on the balcony is prohibited always.

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Balcony Furniture

  • Balcony furniture should be heavy enough not to be blown off the balcony or should be removed during strong winds and storms.
  • All furniture should have felt, or silicon pads fitted to the legs of tables and chair to reduce the noise cause by moving furniture around the balcony.

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Balcony Cleaning

  • Care must be taken when cleaning or hosing balconies that water does not fall onto lower balconies.
  • Cost associated with clean-up of this type of damage will be passed on to the resident for payment.

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Guests

  • Residents are responsible for their guests always within The Westralian complex and responsible for any damage caused by them.
  • Guests must be accompanied by a resident whenever they are on common areas of the Westralian.
  • Please ensure that visitors are aware of and abide by the House Rules.

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No Smoking

  • Smoking is not permitted in any of the facilities or common areas, including the pool area, pool lounge, BBQ area, Japanese garden, Tennis court, putting green and snooker table.
  • Smoke caused by the smoking of tobacco or any other substance including electronic devices may cause nuisance or hazard to another person. Residents and invitees shall monitor smoke drift so that it does not penetrate to the common property or any other lot.

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Smoke Detectors

  • Batteries for the smoke detector units in your apartment must be changed annually. Never cover or remove the smoke detector.
  • Smoke detectors situated in the lift foyers are connected directly to the fire brigade. If smoke from an apartment enters the foyer and sets off the alarm, costs associated with fire brigade attendance shall be passed on to the resident for payment.
  • Should you hear the fire alarm please follow the emergency evacuation process until the all clear is issued by the fire warden or building manager.

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Car Park

  • The speed limit within the car parking areas is Limited to a Walking Pace.
  • Please enter and exit through designated gates only.
  • 2 car bays are allocated to each apartment and only 2 vehicles per apartment are permitted to be parked on site.
  • Car bays are not to be used for any purpose other than the parking of a motor or other vehicle, motor cycle, bicycle, trailer or boat.
  • Tandem parking is strictly prohibited.
  • Vehicles are to be parked wholly within the designated parking area and must not encroach on the parking bay of another resident or adjacent common property.
  • Residents must not park in any bay other than the bays allocated to the apartment in which they reside.
  • If a resident gives another resident permission to use one or both of his/her designated parking bays on an ongoing basis or during a period of absence, the resident granting the permission must advise the Building Manager in writing.
  • Leasing or lending a parking bay to a commercial owner or tenant of the complex, or to someone who is not living in the complex, would be a breach of the Perth Parking Management Act 1999, legislation that governs the use of parking bays in the City of Perth. Such a breach would be a criminal offence and could make the Strata Company liable for a maximum daily penalty of $5,000 per day.
  • The Westralian does not have any visitor parking bays within the complex. Visitors can only park in the vacant car bays of the apartment they are visiting.
  • Cars are only to be washed in the designated car wash bay on first level. Any debris is to be cleaned off the driveway and the hose is to be wound up and placed on the hanger provided after washing is complete.
  • No vehicle maintenance is allowed in car bays.
  • Car bays are not to be used for general storage. All residential lots have a storage room that is to be used for the storage of personal items.

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Residential Parking Permits

Under the City of Perth Residential Parking Policy:

  • Residential parking permits cannot be issued to businesses.
  • Residents living at 78 Terrace Road are not eligible to apply for a parking permit.
  • Residential parking permits may be issued to The Westralian Strata Company.
  • Permits can only be used within the respective precinct and the vehicle must be parked in a valid parking bay designated for permit parking.
  • Permits cannot be used by persons undertaking business activities in the City of Perth.
  • Permits cannot be used to provide commuter parking for workers.
  • Permits cannot be used by residents who lease/offer their on-site parking bays to others while utilizing a residential parking permit to park their own vehicle on the street.
  • Permits cannot be used to park a vehicle in a specific bay continuously for a period exceeding a week.
  • A parking permit will be revoked if misused, copied or sold to a third party.
  • Infringement notices will be issued to vehicles displaying an invalid or expired permit.

The Westralian Strata Company currently purchases Residential Parking Permits, under the City of Perth Residential Parking Policy.

These permits are available for use by residents living in The Westralian for purposes that comply with the City of Perth Residential Parking Policy.

The principles relating to the management of residential parking permits are:

  • Permits are only available for limited times.
  • Only one permit per residential unit is available at any one time.
  • Requests for a permit should be directed to the Building Manager.
  • If a permit is not returned, an ongoing cost of $20.00 per day shall apply.
  • A permit will be cancelled if it is misused, copied or sold to a third party.
  • If a permit must be cancelled, the user will be required to pay the fee for a replacement permit.

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Facilities Use & Booking Procedures

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Private Function Rules

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