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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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Inside Strata – SCA Advocacy Round-Up

Strata Community Association The SCA Advocacy Round-Up pulls out the highlights from SCA nationally, in each state and territory and in New Zealand. Summaries are brief and to the point […]

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Communication

An Original Essay by Rosemary Rae In these ever changing, stressful times that we are living in, it is now, more than ever, essential to be effective in communication. How […]

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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

The Relationship Between Developers and Strata Managers – Is the Strata Industry Doing Enough to Protect Owners?

Managing an Owners Corporation from registration requires skill and patience, as owners often move into a building which doesn’t always live up to the picture painted in their sales brochure, […]

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An Original Essay by Konika Elphick Winner of the SCA (ACT) 2020 Essay Award

September 11, 2021

If strata is a form of government, how do we influence behaviour and improve social outcomes within our properties?

I was sitting in the SCA A100 seminar when the instructor introduced an idea that initially seemed problematic. They suggested strata is the fourth level of government, envisioning government consisted […]

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An Original Essay by Alexandra Smale Winner of the 2020 - 2021 SCA Australasia Essay Award

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The culture trap – the undervaluing of great people management

As it entered ‘shots’ time at Friday drinks, a senior manager loudly bellowed “How good is our culture! Everyone is here!”. The then 22-year-old me was there and was loving […]

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An Original Essay by Damien Excell Winner of the SCA (NSW) 2020 Essay Award

September 1, 2021

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Turning Negative Customer Interactions into Proactive Dialogue

A lot of companies tend to shy away from bad reviews from customers, but I believe it is extremely important to learn from them and engage with customers, so that […]

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An Original Essay By Annie Fenech Winner of the 2020 SCA (WA) Essay Award

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SA/NT State Recap – Spring 2020

With the closeout to an interesting year, it has been a chance to look into 2021 with anticipation for growth in the industry in many ways. Marketing the Value of […]

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Joshua Baldwin, SCA (SA/NT) President

March 31, 2021

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NSW State Recap – Spring 2020

Spring is here! And as we say goodbye to the sharp winter chill for another year, it’s important we review and reflect on our progress in strata for 2020, to […]

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Chris Duggan, SCA (NSW) President

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Vic State Recap – Spring 2020

Greetings from the “State of Confusion”. Fingers crossed we are out of lockdown by the time you get to read this. It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had a […]

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Peter Scott, SCA (VIC) President

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NZ Recap – Spring 2020

The future has never been murkier, but there’s no time like spring to reflect and recalibrate! Never before have we spent so much time commuting around home! With the landscape […]

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Joanne Barreto, SCA (NZ) President

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WA State Recap – Spring 2020

I want to acknowledge the WA Board for their trust in appointing me as WA President and thank past President Scott Bellerby for almost four years of hard work.   2020 […]

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Catherine Lezer, SCA (WA) President

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QLD State Recap – Spring 2020

I am excited that finally the Australian College of Professionals (ACOP) is now taking enrolments for the Certificate IV in Strata Management for Queensland.  We have been liaising with ACOP for the […]

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James Nickless, SCA (Qld) President

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VIC State Recap – Autumn 2021

It was this time last year where we, in Victoria, saw the last weeks and days of ‘normal’ for quite some time; unprecedented restrictions, changes and disruption took hold in […]

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Gregor Evans, SCA (VIC) President

March 30, 2021

SA/ NT State Recap – Autumn 2021

What a great start to the year it has been in the Property Market here in South Australia, the flow on effect to the industry has been noticed with a […]

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Joshua Baldwin, SCA (SA/NT) President

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ACT State Recap – Autumn 2021

As the evening begins to fall earlier and the leaves begin to change colour, SCA (ACT) remains in full swing within the Territory. Since our last report we have been […]

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Shelley Mulherin, SCA (ACT) President

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Tasmania Recap – Autumn 2021

In Tasmania, our industry is unregulated, and the legislation is rarely enforced. Very few people here understand strata, and it has a bad reputation. My goal is to raise awareness […]

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Sally Bevis, SCA (TAS) President

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QLD State Recap – Autumn 2021

SCA (Qld) has wrapped up an outstanding 2021 Annual Conference and now we look to the agenda for our sector and the priorities that need our attention. There are some […]

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James Nickless, SCA (Qld) President

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New Zealand Recap – Autumn 2021

We are delighted that after literally years of campaigning the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, passed its first reading unanimously and is now proceeding […]

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Joanne Barreto, SCA (NZ) President