Owners Corporation Member
The Owners Corporation is in need of a new member to serve on the Executive Committee.
It is desirable that the Committee includes owners from each block but also owners of tenanted
Apartments are welcome. For a better idea what the Committee does have a look in our website
and the Minutes of our meetings on http//capitalhillapartments.com.au/members/index.cfm
(if you don’t have an owner’s login/password contact the Managing Agent to obtain one).
Then if interested, please contact the Chairman, Horace Saducas in 118/23-0408291711.
It has been observed that a number of resident letterboxes are left unlocked. This practice is dangerous as it may expose the residents having their mail stolen and risking been the victims of identity theft. It is advised that residents ensure their letterboxes are kept locked at all times, however if keys have been lost replacements may be obtained from Class Locksmiths, 51 Kembla St Fyshwick by quoting the number displayed on the barrel of the letterbox locks.
Disposing of unwanted household items
There are several ways to dispose of unwanted household items rather than dumping them in the basement or in our refuse bins, neither of which is allowed.
Tiny’s Green Shed at the Mugga Lane tip is contracted by the ACT Government to offer the public an alternative to depositing unwanted items to landfill.
Anyone with goods that are reusable can drop them off free at Tiny’s Green Shed at the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre in Symondston. They are open from 7.30am to 5pm every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day. They can be contacted on 0433 337 125. See http://www.tinysgreenshed.com.au/ for more information.
Tiny’s Green Shed also has a rubbish removal service, telephone 0467 830 005, Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5pm. They will remove whitegoods, end of lease cleanup, furniture, general household items, car batteries, scrap metal, electrical goods including TVs, monitors and accessories. There is a small charge for that service. As a guide, picking up a trailer load of recyclable items may cosy $150. Of course, you can take recyclable household items including e-Waste (TVs, computers and accessories etc.) to Mugga Lane yourself for no charge.
There is also a private operator in Duffy with his own trailer who will pick up whitegoods (washing machines, dish washers, fridges), or batteries (for cars, bikes, boats etc.) free, 7 days a week. Phone 6288 6830.
The Salvation Army has an efficient free collection service for unwanted furniture. Phone 13 72 58 and select option 2. The Salvation Army picks up furniture in Forrest every Wednesday. It is a free service.
Emergency Services Access
Residents will notice that a small key safe has been installed next to the intercom by each front door. The safe contains an electronic swipe and can only be opened by keying in a pre-set combination. Should the Ambulance be unable to enter the building by using the normal intercom procedure (as happened recently), then they are able to get at and use the swipe. Please note that the swipe will open the front door and the lifts. There is no provision to be able to open the door to your apartment (and neither should there be). The Owners’ Corporation has a duty under current Work Health Safety legislation to enable emergency access and egress for the buildings but for reasons of security and privacy, cannot extend this provision to individual apartments; that must remain the responsibility of the individual owner.
The combination is known to the ACT Ambulance Service and is protected under the Medical Privacy Act.
An appropriate amendment will be made in the Apartment Manual, which can be found elsewhere in this web site.
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