Strata & Community Living Winter 2019

In Sydney our metropolitan dams are also low. Warragamba Dam is at around 55 percent and Woronora Dam is at less than 45 percent capacity.

With Sydney and surrounding areas increasing in population growth we need to make sure there is enough water for everyone, and this means reviewing how we use this very valuable resource.

2019 Winter Edition

Being Water Wise
Frequently Asked Questions
NSW Government updates
Strata Owners Committee Training


Being Water Wise

The NSW Government has introduced some water restrictions for Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra, and fines for breaches may apply. The restrictions are:

  • Watering is allowed before 10am and after 4pm on any day – to avoid the heat of the day
  • All hoses must have a trigger nozzle
  • No hosing of hard surfaces, such as paths and driveways, but washing vehicles is allowed
  • Fire hoses may only be used for fire-fighting activities

For more details on these restrictions, go on

Frequently Asked Questions

A lot of SCA (NSW) owner members contact us with questions. We bring to you some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q: Is a Special By-Law required if a lot owner removes existing carpet and replaces with timber floor boards?

Q. What happens if the Secretary declines to call a Strata Committee meeting?

Q. The owner is rejecting the quotes as they don’t like the colour of the tiles that the company use. Where does the owners corporation stand here? Is it up to the owners corporation to match the tiles or pay for the owners choice of tiles or is it the responsibility of the owners corporation to just re-seal the water proofing?

NSW Government Updates

Be aware, there’s a new there. You may need to obtain a Permit to Work if your property is located along the new Sydney Light Rail line running from Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford.

New minister appointed. Following the 2019 NSW State Election, a new Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, the Hon Kevin Anderson, MP, has been appointed.

Strata Owners Committee Training

Not everyone is an expert in strata laws especially if you have just volunteered to be on your strata committee. SCA (NSW) runs a training course specifically for strata owners. The course is available either online or face-to-face providing all the essential tools needed to be on a successful strata committee. 

Go to the Strata Owners section on the SCA (NSW) website for more details or to register for an upcoming training course



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