Along with 2016 Strata Scheme new legislation, additional changes are now being enforced in regards to renovations.
In short, the strata law reforms have introduced different categories of renovations:
As an owner you must gain permission before doing any minor or major renovations. Otherwise, you may have to change your property back to how it was before the renovations.
For further information regarding these reforms, please go to http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Tenants_and_home_owners/Strata_schemes/Renovations.page.