General FAQs

Contents

  1. When was Wybalena Grove established?
  2. How many dwellings are there and what is the area of the Wybalena Grove development?
  3. What is the Owners Corporation Network?

When was Wybalena Grove established?

Wybalena Grove was established in 1975 by the Cook-Aranda Housing Co-Operative. The idea of cooperative housing projects gave rise to both Urambi Village in Crozier Street, Kambah and Wybalena Grove in Cook.

How many dwellings are there and what is the area of the Wybalena Grove development?

There are 105 units in Wybalena Grove. The area of the development is 11.5 hectares (30 acres). The 105 units are divided into 5 clusters.

What is the Owners Corporation Network?

The Owners Corporation Network (ACT) – OCN for short - is an association of unit owners and owners corporations (colloquially known as ‘body corporates’) that was established to further a range of interests and concerns related to medium-density living in the ACT.

All over Australia, more and more people are moving from traditional houses into medium-density accommodation. This may range from one of a few bungalows set in a communal garden to one of three hundred apartments in a 16-story tower.

People who have made this transition have left behind the problems of maintaining a house on its own block, but often find that their new lifestyle can have problems of its own.

Some such problems are related to the applicable legislation (principally the amended Unit Titles Act). Some relate to the management practices within an individual corporation. Some are simply a matter of establishing good relations with the neighbours (who now live a good deal nearer than they used to!)

Unit owners and Owners’ Corporations are increasingly finding value in having an association which is specially established to help avoid problems … and to help solve those that cannot be avoided.

The Owners Corporation Network (ACT) is the organisation set up to meet this need. It is a volunteer-run association registered under the Associations Incorporation Act, with an elected Executive Committee of seven. Its membership is open to individual unit owners and to Owners Corporations. Its membership fees are nominal, the potential benefits considerable.

Please note that the OCN is not associated with or affiliated to any organisation representing real estate or property management interests.