Strata Stories

Targeting Cyberbullying in Owners Corporations and Community Associations

Toxic digital behaviour is an issue beyond today’s outlook on the lives of our owners, committees, and work colleagues. Aside from the fast pace and unrealistic expectations of constant availability […]

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By Anastasia Menzies, Team Leader and Licensed Strata Managing Agent, Body Corporate Services, Gosford

February 20, 2024

A Strata Manager’s Lament

An Original Essay by Jason Nash There are two words when put together that will instantly make any body corporate manager in Australia audibly groan and close their eyes as […]

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By Jason Nash

December 12, 2023

Moving Forward: Capitalising on What We Have to Thrive

An Original Essay by Ali Qamar The Strata Industry has traditionally struggled to attract new talent to its fold. It is widely accepted that strata management can often be a […]

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By Ali Qamar

October 9, 2023

Breaking Through the Bulletproof Box

An Original Essay by Stephanie Toft — 2022-2023 SCA Australasia Essay Award Winner I remember it like it was yesterday; I went to my senior manager’s office to discuss my […]

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By Stephanie Toft

October 9, 2023

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Price competition – are we devaluing the industry?

An Original Essay by Nathan Land Competition through lowering the management fees per lot. It is the most common (and in some cases easiest) way for Body Corporate Management companies […]

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Nathan Land

June 25, 2023

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Managing the C Word

An Original Essay by Tarnee Lamb Picture this: Two buildings, the first in stage one and the second in stage two. Same design, same building materials…but two very different sets […]

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Tarnee Lamb

June 25, 2023

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My Magnificent Story into Strata – What’s Yours?

An Original Essay by Zena Selvalogan As a young 21-year-old studying international business in London, I dreamt of owning my own business and a glamourous life as an internationally renowned […]

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Zena Selvalogan

April 25, 2023

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The Importance of Ethics in Debt Collection

An Original Essay by Chris Lagan 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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Chris Lagan

April 25, 2023

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Industry Issues

Industry issues pulls together some of the most interesting and important stories and issues happening in the strata industry over the past few months. Property and Housing Affordable Housing Australia […]

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August 24, 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

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What key attributes do you need from your car stacker maintenance providers?

Engaging a great service company can be tricky. There can be unforeseen risks you may inadvertently take on when you select your service providers. Hard working Facility and Strata managers […]

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By Glenn Porter, Mnaging Director - VERTIMAX

May 29, 2022

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“Chute First” and ask questions later…

Is the humble rubbish chute overlooked as an important building asset? Last week I got a call from one of my new building managers – she was distraught, telling me […]

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An Original Essay by Alistair Scott Winner of the SCA (ACT) 2021 Essay Award

April 21, 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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Could The Miami Tower Collapse Have Been Avoided?

An Original 2021 Essay by Clare Warburton At 1:25am on Monday June 24th 2021, 98 people lost their lives when the Champlain Towers South in Miami partially collapsed. The incident […]

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An Original 2021 Essay by Clare Warburton

April 15, 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

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

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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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November 4, 2021

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