National

SCA Australasia Initiatives: Six Steps to Ensure Confidence

A little over a month ago, the ABC aired a story with allegations of excessive charging and conflicts of interest against a strata management firm, Netstrata. SCA has taken these […]

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SCA

April 24, 2024

Industry Issues

Industry Issues pulls together some of the most interesting and important themes in the strata industry over the past few months. Light Electric Vehicles Light electric vehicles (LEVs) are battery […]

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By SCA

April 10, 2024

SCA Advocacy Round Up

National In December 2023 SCA released an industry first Strata Insurance Disclosure Best Practice Guideline, seeking to improve strata insurance practices and outcomes for its members, consumers and the strata […]

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By SCA

April 10, 2024

AI in the Built and Body Corporate Environment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way we live and work, and its impact is being felt across industries and sectors, including the built environment and strata management. This article […]

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By Julie McLean, Life Member, SCA (Vic)

April 10, 2024

Why Fast Internet is a Must-Have for Residents

With many of us now working and learning from home, being connected to a fast and reliable internet network is no longer a nice-to-have but a must-have. We’ve all experienced […]

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By nbn

April 10, 2024

Exploring the Future with Insights from the 2023 Dubai IRECMS Summit

In the heart of Dubai, amidst its towering skyscrapers and visionary urban planning, the 2023 International Real Estate Community Management Summit (IRECMS) emerged as a pivotal event shaping the trajectory […]

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By Grace Lawyers

April 10, 2024

Navigating Combustible Cladding Risks for Strata Properties

Expanding urbanisation in Australia has led to a surge in the use of construction materials such as Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) in apartment complexes. Since the 1970s, ACPs had been […]

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By CHU

April 10, 2024

Strata Insurance – Tips and Pitfalls to Watch in 2024

Strata insurance is compulsory. So, the ongoing challenging insurance market and cost- of-living pressures mean it’s crucial to spend time buying your insurance protection wisely. The outlook for 2024 There’s […]

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By BCB

April 10, 2024

Do We Need a Third Fund?

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. This article leads on from my earlier article on Making your Scheme Competitive to Insurers […]

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By Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

April 10, 2024

Demystifying Local Utility Networks

Local Utility Networks, also known as embedded networks and bulk/centralised hot water networks, should be a fantastic asset for Owners Corporations (OC’s). They have the potential to earn an ongoing […]

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By Active

April 10, 2024

President and CEO Report – Autumn 2024

Members and Stakeholders, As always, we are delighted to present to you our quarterly edition of Inside Strata. It is hard to believe that we are already at this stage […]

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By SCA

April 10, 2024

Congratulations to all the 2023 SCA (Qld) Awards for Excellence finalists and winners

Ann Shevill Memorial Essay Sponsored by Body Corporate Brokers Winner: Aleksandra Drapinska, Whittles Brisbane Finalists Anna MacMaster, Ace Body Corporate Management (Gold Coast South) Dakota Panetta, Solutions In Engineering Roberto […]

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By SCA

February 20, 2024

Congratulations to all the 2023 SCA (ACT) Awards for Excellence finalists and winners

ACT Life Members Winner: Jan Browne & Nina Cannell Essay Award Sponsored by Maritex Commercial Winner: Kirrilly Gregerson, Vantage Strata Finalist Konika Elphick, First Choice Strata Support Team Member Award […]

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By SCA

February 20, 2024

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

Industry Issues

‘Industry Issues’ pulls together some of the most interesting and important themes in the strata industry over the past few months. Cost of Living The rising cost of living has […]

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By SCA

February 19, 2024

An Industry-Led Code of Conduct

Industry-led voluntary Code of Conducts form self-regulation and sets standards for how an industry deals with its members and customers. Among consumers, members, and the general public, there can sometimes […]

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By SCA

February 19, 2024

Advocacy Round Up

National Strata insurance has sustained as a policy issue that is of the highest priority nationally, particularly in an environment where there is significant cost of living pressures, and fringe […]

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By SCA

February 19, 2024

Strata Industry Professionalism – Associations and Professionals Working Together

As an industry emerges, organises and professionalises, it is natural for associations of professionals in those industries to emerge. Those professionals have shared interests such as sharing information, accrediting training […]

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By SCA

February 19, 2024

Queensland’s Property Laws Receive Once-in-a Generation Overhaul

The Property Law Act 2023 passed Queensland Parliament in October; a pivotal piece of legislation aimed at overhauling the state’s property laws which has been governed by the Property Law […]

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By Laura Bos, SCA Queensland General Manager

February 19, 2024

Where to in 2024?

Wow – what a crazy couple of years… thankfully, the world didn’t collapse because of Covid and StrataLand just keeps on giving. As we move into 2024, I wonder about […]

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By Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

February 19, 2024