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Induction case goes to VCAT

04 Apr 2013

Conder Owner’s Corporation (OC) is facing Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) action following the introduction of induction procedures at the building.

The Conder OC made pool and gym induction mandatory in February this year.

Anyone who has not completed the induction is denied access to the facilities.

Peter and Lyn Kelly, who operate Docklands Private Collection of Apartments, own an apartment in the building.

They’ve taken the action to VCAT privately on the grounds of being denied their rights as owners.

According to Mr Kelly, the induction procedures were introduced by the Conder OC to stop serviced apartments operating in the building.  

MAB Corporation owns Docklands Apartments Grand Mercure, which operates serviced apartments in the building and it’s understood it has also taken the issue to VCAT.

A MAB spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

Conder OC chairperson Warren Mills said the induction procedures were introduced in response to advice from its insurer.

He said people had been using the facilities irresponsibly and the OC wanted to ensure that the people using the pool and gym were aware how to use them safely and responsibly.

VCAT is yet to list the matter.

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