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Security

Please be advised that in recent times we have received reports of various security concerns.

Specifics recent issues raised have been:

  • Stealing of taps
  • Break-in to one of the units at Hamilton Park
  • On two separate occasions reports of suspicious people appearing to be “casing” the complex.

The police have been notified and they have commented that they have been aware of a rise in undesirable behaviour in the areas around Hamilton Park.

It is recommended that residents take precautions such as ensuring that their property and goods are well secured and to report any suspicious behaviour to the ACT Police on 131 444.

If you do make any reports to the police, we request that you please also advise our office so that we can better determine the extent of the security issues at Hamilton Park.

Thanking you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.

What’s happening – an update for residents and owners

The executive committee is planning to do the following in the coming months:

  • Replace the damaged concrete in the car parking area between unit 45 and unit 46.
  • Replace the damaged concrete in the car parking area between unit 31 and unit 32.
  • Replace the damaged roadway outside unit 33. This section of the road was dug up some time ago to repair a broken sewer pipe.
  • A general clean up of the common property including removing broken and loose bollards, removal of dead trees, cutting back overgrown shrubs and trees, removing overgrown vines, weeds like privet etc. If you have any personal items on common property, please ensure you remove them as soon as possible otherwise they will be removed by the contractor.
  • Replace old light globes with energy efficient globes as recommended by ACTSmart. This will help reduce the body corporate’s electricity bill.

We are also seeking quotes and reports to:

  • Re-plant and mulch the three front gardens
  • Determine what is the condition of our common property lights (including the electrical cabling). This report will be used to determine if the common property lights will be replaced.
  • Erect a new perimeter fence along our boundary at the end of the path going towards the North Lyneham shops. We are looking at a new fence in the same style as the new fence between unit 18 and unit 19. This will give greater security to the residents backing onto this area. The existing gates and fences are frequently vandalised and damaged, are costly to repair/replace, and are no longer effective in ensuring residents’ safety and security. This will also allow the establishment and planting of an additional community garden and recreational areas.

You may have noticed that the stop sign and line marking has recently been replaced outside Unit 51. The executive committee encourages all residents to comply with the stop sign and speed limits to ensure the safety of all residents, particularly the many children who live in the complex.

Another change in property managers

Following the withdrawal of Strata Difference from unit plan property management we had no choice but to change property managers for the second time in 18 months! Fortunately Strata Difference arranged a seamless transfer of the management of Hamilton Park to Whittles Strata Partners (formally Strata Partner ACT), where Craig Bowditch has guaranteed us a very similar level of service for the same fees.

New property managers after 26 years

After 26 years the body corporate democratically elected to change property managers for the first time. This historic event in the life of Hamilton Park occurred with little fanfare on 9th December, 2014, but owners and the executive committee alike are looking forward to an increased level of support under the management of Strata Difference. We can already see a difference! Every owner has access to their own personalised web portal which gives them access to their levy balance and statements, make payments, access documents, make and view progress of requests to the Strata Managers, as well as follow the financial position of the body corporate and contribute to the community. The first AGM under the new management was held on Tuesday 20th January, 2015 with the largest attendance we have seen in a long time, possible ever?! This was undoubtedly due to rather than having to travel to Phillip for the meeting, Sian and Paul from Strata Difference came to us! We had a great meeting in the Old Canberra Inn, which was informative, consultative and social. We look forward to even better attendance in the future!

Hamilton Park BBQ! Sunday 6th March, 2016

Hamilton Park BBQ Sunday 6th March, 2016- You’re invited

  • bbqA chance for all residents and owners of Hamilton Park units to get together and share some neighbourly hospitality
  • Sun 6th March, 2016
  • 4pm for drinks and snacks
  • 5pm onwards for BBQ
  • In the park opposite the driveways into Hamilton Park at the public BBQ, next to the play ground. Note: The Public BBQ has been decommissioned, but a portable 4-burner BBQ will be provided for all to use.
  • in case of bad weather see the BBQ signboards for rescheduled dates

BYO Everything!

Bring your own food and drinks, and something to share if you like. Don’t forget something to sit on, perhaps a picnic table, and maybe a bat, ball, or Frisbee if you’re so inclined! If you would like to make any comments and/or receive email updates about future BBQs and/or join an email list or online forum to help plan future BBQs, please email Thanks, John