Owners Corporation Committee Update

Welcome to 2018 and on behalf of the OC Committee, I wish our owners and residents all the best for the year ahead.

Your Committee has been busy over the past few months, with a number of ongoing and new matters to be dealt with. We remind all owners, that any complaints or matters for attention, must be forwarded to Glenda at Ross Hunt Real Estate, who will then either address them, or refer them to the Committee for attention. We try to deal with matters referred to us as quickly as possible, but the timing will depend on whether we need to seek outside expertise or quotes etc.

I ask that any resident who has an issue while building, in regard to drainage or other issues involving the Owners Corporation, that they refer to Ross Hunt, before proceeding with any work which might create a liability for the OC. We have had a recent issue around unauthorised works and it is much better to discuss and resolve prior to creating a drama.

We had a recent incident with a resident falling as a result of shifting concrete path plates. The matter was quickly attended to by the OC once we were made aware of the problem. I ask that you all actively report any potential issues around the estate to Ross Hunt, so that we can be pro-active in preventing further incidents. As a result of the above matter, we have done an audit of the paths and will attend to a couple of other areas identified in the audit.

It is amazing to see the number of new homes being built in the estate and to continually welcome new owners and residents. Our estate is growing and developing a character of its own, as the variety of designs being built, sets the standard for Yarrawonga and surrounds. While not every house will appeal to us all, in their own way, the vision of individual owners, is  ensuring that we have a varied and beautiful streetscape.

I do remind you all, that in a close community such as ours, the behaviour of each and every resident, has the potential to impact on others and would ask that you all consider your neighbours in all that you do. We have ongoing issues with bins being left out the front of homes for extended periods, poor parking practices, dumping of rubbish on vacant blocks, front gardens and nature strips not landscaped or maintained as required and vehicles travelling at speeds that are dangerous within the estate.

We are pleased to report that work will commence very soon on the waterfront path and boardwalk and you will have already seen significant work done on the site for The Point Resort, which will start to take shape in coming months. You will also soon see works being done on nature strips adjacent to the park in Robinson Way near Melrose Drive and on both sides of Robinson Way from the corner of Silverwoods Blvd to Melrose Drive, in areas where no further building will occur. This will improve the aesthetics of Robinson Way as people enter from the Northern end.

The development of the Greenkeepers Shed is well underway and this will allow the removal of the temporary shed on the Murray Valley Highway as that land is released for sale. I congratulate Lotus, McCully’s and Turnpoint on the continued improvement and maintenance of the golf course and surrounds. The feedback received at the Seniors Pro-am was fantastic and we are lucky to have such an amazing facility at our doorstep.

Again, I wish you all the best for 2018, a year which I think will see very exciting developments in Silverwoods as more homes take shape and we see the commencement of The Point Resort which will be the “Jewel in the Crown” of the estate I have no doubt.

Wayne Limbrick

Chairman, Silverwoods Owners Corporation