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Changes to the BUGT Act pass the Parliament

The Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022 (“2022 Act”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 8 November 2022. The 2022 Act was proclaimed on […]

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By Gary Bugden

December 4, 2022

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A Rocky Horror Show-Strata in the Post Covid Era

The isolating Covid era has birthed hideous Monsters who dwell in an urban strata hell. These self-absorbed residents have contributed to a new madness – demanding emails, unreasonable expectations, and […]

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An Original Essay by Rochelle Hairman

October 20, 2022

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The Importance of Ethics in Debt Collection

An Original Essay by Chris Lagana Ethics are highly important in debt collection and can bring significant benefits to any business. Ethics are moral principles and standards that administer a […]

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Your Body Corporate is a PCBU for Health & Safety Purposes Make a H&S Audit an Annual Operating Expense

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury in people of all ages (especially the elderly but all ages) in New Zealand. Falls can occur on stairs, […]

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Dakota Panetta, Business Development Manager - Solutions in Engineering

September 13, 2022

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Bridging the Gap – Perception of Strata as Owner versus Strata Manager

An Original Essay by Monique Holton 18 months ago, as an owner in strata and before commencing my role as a strata manager, if I had been asked to describe […]

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August 24, 2022

SCA (NSW) Professional Standards Scheme (PSS)

The introduction of the SCA (NSW) Professional Standards Scheme (PSS) on is the most important undertaking in SCA (NSW)’s 40-year history. The PSS offers our members’ and their clients a […]

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May 17, 2022

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Transforming Strata Careers: Moving to Professionalisation of Strata Management

An Original Essay by Anna MacMaster Winner of the SCA (Qld) 2022 Essay Award What makes strata management a desirable career for individuals? How did today’s successful strata managers make […]

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An Original Essay by Anna MacMaster Winner of the SCA (Qld) 2022 Essay Award

April 20, 2022

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Strata Has The Keys for Future Wellbeing

In creating a more liveable world for the growing proportion of Australians (currently 1 in 5 Australians live in strata) that elect to live in strata-titled properties such as apartment […]

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SCA

April 19, 2022

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Time for a quick Risk Management Review

With nearly all States adopting the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation (other than Victoria), and with Western Australia commencing on 31 March 2022, it is opportune to quickly review […]

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Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

April 7, 2022

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Quality of remediation pivotal to value of older buildings

NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler has warned strata communities against cutting corners in the remediation of older buildings. Mr Chandler has reportedly described the remediation sector as “potentially being bit […]

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Paynter Dixon

April 5, 2022

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New research shows resilient strata businesses focused on growth

The pandemic has transformed many industries. And strata businesses are no exception. Most have emerged from the uncertainty of the last two years stronger than ever – with renewed positivity […]

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To Educate Or Not To Educate – Why There Should Be Education Regimes For Strata/Community

Strata and Community titles are the largest growing type of development across Australia. All States & Territories are experiencing growth in most sectors of the market (residential, industrial, commercial, retail […]

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Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

April 4, 2022

NVR or VMS for my CCTV – What’s the difference

We are living in an increasingly hi-tech world. Every day new security products are being created and marketed to us, the pace of these new products can be overwhelming. Today’s […]

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Adam Walsh, General Manager, Brave Security

February 23, 2022

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Thine Shakespearean lens on Strata Management

An Original Essay by Rochelle Hairman Winner of the SCA (NSW) 2021 Essay Award “Th’ abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power” – William Shakespeare: The oppression […]

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January 20, 2022

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Emergency Planning in Apartment Buildings

An Original Essay by Alan Short Winner of the SCA (SA/NT) 2021 Essay Award Is compliance with the written requirements of the law enough? This is the question that I […]

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January 19, 2022

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Cross-Generational Mentorship in Strata Community Management

An Original Essay by Sharon Martin Winner of the SCA (WA) 2021 Essay Award Demonstrating your commitment to developing your employees comes with many benefits, including increased staff retention, company […]

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January 17, 2022

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Ready Reckoner

Driven by the global megatrends of sustainable development, urban densification and connected technology, Australasia’s strata industry is facing a period of significant change and opportunity. SCA defines sustainable development as […]

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SCA

January 15, 2022

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Industry News

Industry news pulls together some of the most interesting and important stories in the strata industry over the past few months. Apartment buildings race to retrofit electric vehicle chargers Domain, […]

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January 6, 2022

The Other C Word: Community during the Pandemic

The pandemic and associated public health measures, such as extended lockdowns have put people’s living space front and centre in Victoria over the past two years. As Owners Corporation Managers […]

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An Original Essay by Mandy Daillecourt Winner of the SCA (Vic) 2021 Essay Award

December 7, 2021

COVID-19, CCTV, and Security

The next few months over the Christmas/New Year break are always difficult ones in the strata sector for a couple of core reasons. Firstly, many people are away on holidays […]

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By Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

December 6, 2021

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