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Coping with Covid

Strata managers are facing an unprecedented modern-day challenge in Covid. Here’s how we’re working to keep communities safe. More than a year before the highly contagious Delta Covid variant hit […]

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SCA (Vic)

November 11, 2021

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Changing communities: embracing Australia’s multicultural strata community

An Original Essay By Daniel Hunt “For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share”. Australian society is no stranger to cultural change, we’ve even written songs […]

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November 4, 2021

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Winning consumer confidence – the importance of partnering with remedial expertise

More consumers are expected to report building defects in the future as the NSW Building Commissioner seeks to bolster confidence in the residential building industry. A recent study by the […]

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Jude Wild

November 3, 2021

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Digital Technology in Strata: Building a Resilient Business Model During COVID-19

The advancement of technology has changed the way businesses operate across jurisdictions, industries and professions. This transformation has commonly been referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.1 In the face […]

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An Original Essay by Lauren Jones Winner of the SCA (Qld) 2021 Essay Award

November 1, 2021

COVID-19 is the greatest threat to our National Security since World War II

The NSW Budget 2021-22 plans to spend $1.1 billion ‘to keep NSW COVID safe’ as part of a $30.2 billion health budget, yet NSW and other States do not have […]

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Prepared for SCA by Chris Dobrow - General Manager - COVID19 Plans

September 11, 2021

How to Recognise and Combat Costly Shower Leaks

As the wettest and most frequented area of a property, the bathroom is uniquely susceptible to leaks. Ways to spot and fix a leaking shower: Dripping Water and Water Stains […]

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Home is where the reliable elevator is

If the past 18 months has taught us anything, it’s that life can be turned on its head in a flash. Everyone expects their home to be a sanctuary – […]

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Thriving in the Next Normal: Effective Post COVID-19 Maintenance

Interview with Programmed What can strata managers expect with regards to maintenance in a post-COVID-19 environment and how can they effectively address these? Any implementation of maintenance going forward must […]

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April 1, 2021

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Should Strata Committee Meetings Be Recorded?

One year ago, on 24 March 2020, the share price for Zoom Video Communications, Inc closed at US$135.18. On 19 October 2020, the price peaked at $568.34. I played a […]

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Jason Carlson Grace Lawyers

March 3, 2021

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Setting New Standards in Strata Management

The strata industry has grown rapidly in the last decade. By 2019, average lots per plan had doubled in four years as more large developments came onto the market.1 While […]

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The Next Frontier of Construction Confidence – SCA (NSW), DAVID CHANDLER AND THE OBC

Strata Community Association (NSW) and the Office of the Building Commissioner have been working closely on government projects to help foster and re-establish consumer confidence for the building/construction industry in […]

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DAVID CHANDLER AND THE OBC

March 2, 2021

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NSW State Recap – Summer 20/21

As we closed 2019 with hope and anticipation for a massive 2020, little did we know that our 40th birthday would be celebrated amidst the largest global crisis we’ve had […]

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Chris Duggan, SCA (NSW) President

February 26, 2021

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The Strata Insurance Industry – 2021 and Beyond

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, 2021 and beyond seems daunting with health, economic and social issues continuing to impact our communities. Obviously much depends on how […]

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CHU

February 1, 2021

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Creating and Then Protecting Professionalism

Most clients choose a lawyer because they think that they are the best person to look after their problem. However, very few clients have all the information that they would […]

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Jason Carlson, Grace Lawyers

January 30, 2021

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2021: Adapt and Flex to Keep Up with Accelerating Change

2020 was a year many people are glad to put behind them. Despite the frustrations and disruption caused by COVID-19, we’ve also seen some benefits of the global pandemic. It’s […]

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BCB

January 29, 2021

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Class Action on Combustible Cladding

New Zealand apartment owners are expected to launch legal action The combustible cladding crisis is being felt across the ditch as owners of buildings clad in combustible aluminium panels are […]

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Marketplace Strategy Solutions

December 21, 2020

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Is Having a Personal Brand Important in Strata?

When we think of a ‘brand’ we immediately think of products and businesses, but today almost every individual has a personal brand. Whether you are a Strata Manager, a Principal, […]

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Janette Comish, StrataMax

December 17, 2020

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Greener Rooftops

Brisbane inner city rooftops are going green SCA (QLD) have applauded a proposed amendment to the Brisbane City Plan that will promote more rooftop gardens on inner city apartment buildings. […]

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Marketplace Strategy Solutions & SCA (QLD)

December 15, 2020

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Concierge Services

A first for Canberra apartment buildings Canberra residents in high-rise apartments can expect convenience to be delivered to their door with concierge services in three new apartment buildings, a trend […]

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Marketplace Strategy Solutions & SCA (ACT)

December 11, 2020

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The Debt Collector

I formed my hand into a tightly clenched fist, the veins in my temple began to throb as a single bead of sweat trickled down my brow and dripped effortlessly […]

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Anthony Votano, Premier Strata Management

December 10, 2020