As a noobie I bought an apartment in a block in Melbourne about 10 years ago. At the time of signing I did not know that the developer somehow assigned disproportionate voting rights to itself in the body corporate. Its voting rights compared to all other parties is something of the order of 100 to 1. In effect, the developer who also owns the property manager of the apartment block could propose anything and get it passed as a matter of course in any general meeting. The developer apparently has sold all its apartments in the building but owns all the ground floor commercial units, basement halls and garages. The management of the apartment block has been by and large satisfactory and so has been the rental yield. However, recently, the developer got approval from the Melbourne city council to to build some apartments on the top of the apartment block, modify building facade, ground floor and basements. Many apartment owners were alarmed that the property manager could do that but the developer insisted that the modifications to the building were to the parts owned by it. Most owners doubted that the developer had the right to modify the common property such as the building but felt helpless when they saw the form purported to show the voting rights of owners in the apartment block. The developer had more assigned voting rights than all other owners combined. The perceived injustices of how the Developer has behaved are: assumed property right for itself to build on corporate property ie top of apartment block use all corporate body sinking funds ($600k) to promote its building plan. New facade will also extend upwards to cover the Developer's new apartments. The Developer has no intention to contribute proportionately. embedment of massive assigned voting rights to advance its agenda installed its own property manager to promote its interests I cannot imagine that the Victorian legislation on strata administration allows such an inequitable situation to develop in Melbourne. Many apartment owners protested and they seem to have given up of being able to sort out this dilemma. Some of the options I have been thinking are: Is there a legal guru in this forum who can suggest a way to remedy the situation, now and in the future? Is it feasible for a law firm to start a class action on behalf of owners living in Melbourne, interstate and overseas, on a no win no fee basis? Is there any use to collectively petition the Victorian Minister responsible for strata administration to close strata voting rights loopholes and annul legacy oppressive conditions? How do we verify whether the Developer's assigned voting power is legal? Any comment would be welcome, but please do it constructively. Thank you.