I am pleased to reflect on my first 12 months as President of SCA (ACT) and highlight some of our collective achievements, whilst also contemplating opportunities in the coming year.
As we navigated through the largest wholesale review of our legislation in more than a decade, we have benefited from an enhanced focus on our industry from government, media and adjacent industry groups (such as the Property Council). We have leveraged this attention gaining traction in the media.
We have built on a solid education foundation, created by my predecessor – which is critical as the ACT continues to ride through a major construction boom and a growing legacy of building defects. We reiterate our call on ACT strata managers to continue supporting the A100 and other learning initiatives.
While combustible cladding has not been quite as prominent an issue in the ACT as in other states, it is emerging as a major concern with little to no government leadership.
A priority at my election was to improve the quality and attendance of our events. I am pleased to point out a couple of standout functions that will set the bar for future expectations; ‘Strata Law’ run by McInnes Wilson Lawyers, the Boardroom lunch with Minister Mick Gentleman and this year’s Annual Awards.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank our partners. Thank you to CHU who has been our long-standing Platinum partner, as well as our Gold partner, Touchdown; and Savil and BCB who have come on as Gold partners more recently.