Strata & Community Living Spring 2017

strata community & living spring 2017

NSW Fair Trading has recently announced a fire safety reforms package which it says will make people feel safer in their homes. The Minister said in a media release that legislation would be introduced to prohibit the sale and use of unsafe building products.

2017 Spring Edition
Awarding strong ethics
Sustainable buildings
Dangerous building products
Strata Snip-its


Awarding strong ethics

One of the newest categories added to this year’s CHU Strata Community Awards was the Essay Award which encourages Strata Community Australia (NSW) members – strata managers, strata services and lot owners – to submit an essay of around 1,000 words on a current topical strata issue.

Sustainable buildings

How sustainable is your building? Chances are if it was built recently, say in the last five years, it may have been built using sustainable materials and include water and energy saving devices.

Dangerous building products

In June this year we all witnessed a horrible tragedy in London as the Grenfell Tower burned to the ground. The cladding on the outside of the building was not fire resistant, likely just the opposite and this, along with a previous fire in an apartment building in Melbourne, has us talking about the risk of something similar happening here

By-laws to be reviewed

Has your strata committee commenced a review of the scheme’s  by-laws yet? Under the new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 strata schemes are required to review their by-laws within 12 months of the introduction of the new strata law, which commenced on 30 November 2016.

NSW Fair Trading Strata Living Guide

NSW Fair Trading has updated its Strata Living guide  and asked SCA (NSW) to let owners know. The guide provides owners, investors and tenants with information useful to those living in strata, especially if it’s for the first time.

SCA (NSW) Strata Owner Seminars

SCA (NSW) Strata Owner Seminars SCA (NSW) holds regular seminars for strata owners. Check the SCA (NSW) website for all upcoming seminars at and check under the events tab.


Strata Community Australia (NSW)