About the Management of Hyde Park Towers

Hyde Park Towers provides fulltime building management services to ensure the safe and efficient management of the building. The Building Manager serves as an agent of the Owners Corporation and oversees all operational aspects of the building and the effective management of facilities for the benefit of owners and residents.

Hyde Park Towers is managed as a community of owners and residents whose needs and concerns are addressed in the most responsive way to ensure the highest possible standard of living. The essential aims of management are to create a safe and pleasant place in which to live and to enhance the value of properties in the building.

The Building Manager is available Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 2:30pm.
Phone: (02) 9261 5884
Fax: (02) 9264 2714
Email: admin@hydeparktowers.com.au

Fire Safety

Smoke detectors are fitted in the ceiling of apartments near bedroom doors. The alarms are powered by electricity however they require a 9 volt battery for backup. These alarms are a LEGAL requirement and will be checked twice a year by the building's fire prevention contractors. Batteries are to be replaced every six months by the occupants of the apartment.

When smoke is detected the alarm will set off a high pitched sound. Items like burnt toast and strong cooking fumes will set off the alarm. When this occurs you must remove the cause and open your balcony door. DO NOT OPEN THE FRONT DOOR as there are more sensitive detectors in the hallways which are connected to the main fire control system and these alarms will automatically call NSW Fire & Rescue. You will be responsible for a fee of $1,250 for a false alarm.

Fire Evacuation Procedure: Download PDF

Security/Concierge

Security is an extremely important benefit of high rise strata living and the safety and security of all Hyde Park Towers residents is of paramount importance.

24 hour security and concierge services are provided seven days a week and our residents can be assured that they reside in a safe and secure environment which is continually monitored by high definition video monitoring equipment.

Access to the building is controlled by Pinnacle Access software systems and all residents are provided with a security swipe card which only permits access to specific floors and to common areas.

The Security manager is responsible for all aspects of security throughout the building, moving in/out activities and the management of security swipe cards. Security can be contacted on (02) 9283 3352 or 0499 007 020.

Fire Sprinklers

Fire Sprinklers are located in the ceiling of each room and on balconies. These are very sensitive and should not be touched. YOU MUST NOT HANG ANYTHING FROM A SPRINKLER as they are linked to the main fire control system and if they are broken your apartment will be flooded with water and NSW Fire & Rescue will automatically be called.

By-Laws & House Rules

House Rules: Download PDF or right click link and select "Save As"

By-Laws: Download PDF or right click link and select "Save As"

Amended By-Law 28 - NO Short-Term Letting: Download PDF or right click link and select "Save As"

Noise Control: Download PDF or right click link and select "Save As"

Emergency Evacuations

If a fire emergency occurs you will hear a series of sounds starting with a very loud continuous beeping sound. This indicates that an alarm has been activated. Concierge staff will commence the Emergency Safety Procedures which will entail the locking off of lifts and opening the garage roller shutter door. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE CONCIERGE as he/she will be extremely busy. You should wait in your apartment with the doors closed for further instructions.

If the cause of the alarm has not been fixed, the sound on the speaker system will change to a loud whooping sound which will last for 4 minutes. You will then hear a voice message instructing you to EVACUATE NOW on the speaker system located in your apartment and you must leave the building via the fire stairs immediately. DO NOT USE THE LIFTS.

All residents must LEAVE the building and assemble at the rear of the building in Nithsdale Street and await further instructions. DO NOT WAIT IN THE FRONT FOYER as this will cause difficulty for Fire and Rescue crews.

Number of Occupants in Apartments

Government Health, Fire and Safety laws in Australia restrict the number of people living in apartments to two (2) adults per bedroom.

For example:
A studio or one bedroom apartment = maximum 2 adults permitted
A two bedroom apartment = maximum 4 adults permitted
A three bedroom apartment = maximum 6 adults permitted

The minimum lease period is three months and sub-letting of apartments is only permitted if an Owner approves the sub-letting in writing. Refer to By-Law 28. Hyde Park Towers strictly enforces these laws and anyone found to be in breach sub-letting rules or exceeding the permitted number of occupants may be fined up to $1,000.

All occupants residing in Hyde Park Towers are required to be registered. It is the responsibility of the primary lease holder to ensure that all names are recorded on the Security Access Card Registration form provided by Security Manager. Security staff may deny access if residents fail to register. Every resident in the building must have their own security swipe key. Swipe keys are NOT to be shared.

These laws are in place to ensure the safety of residents.

Moving In/Out

Every effort is made to accommodate all requests for moving in/out activities on any day of the week.

Moving times are 9:30am-3:30pm Monday to Saturday and 9:00am-4:00pm Sundays and Public Holidays. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance with the Security Manager.

A Licence Fee of $50 plus GST is charged for the use of the lift and a refundable Bond of $200 i to be paid prior to moving to cover possible damage to common property The Bond will be refunded within 48 hours subject to a satisfactory inspection. Refer to By-Law 8.

Building Works/Alterations

Owners must have consent from the Owners Corporation via the Building Manager to do building works or alterations that will affect common property in any way such as installing timber or tiled floors. Consent is not required to do minor work such as hanging pictures on walls, installing ceiling down lights or installing wardrobes. Before undertaking any work whatsoever it is advisable to discuss your plans with the Building Manager who will advise what approvals are required. Refer to By-Law 26.

Justice of the Peace (JP)

The Building Manager is a registered Justice of the Peace and is available to assist residents in verifying documents and witnessing signatures. There is no charge for this service.

Smart Green Blocks Presentation

Hyde Park Towers through its sustainability initiatives has been invited by City of Sydney Council to participate in the National SMART GREEN BLOCKS Project. Building Manager Allan Hoy made a presentation at the launch function.

Smart Green Blocks Presentation: Download Power point Presentation

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“Apartment buildings are also often more about location than looks. Many can't afford a
house close to the city, but appreciably more can afford to live there in apartments.
One of the hottest residential spots in Sydney today is Hyde Park.”
Life inside an 'egg crate' by Susan Wellings, Sydney Morning Herald