Welcome to Strata Community Australia (NSW)

SCA (NSW) is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the fostering and recognition of professionalism, excellence and harmonious communities in all aspects of strata and property.

Being the member of a professional association shows clients and customers strong ethical standards and a commitment, in this case, to providing services to the strata and community title industry.

What’s New

  • strata-living-cover-image-nov-2016 Strata Living Released - NSW Fair Trading has just re-released their Strata Living publication. Strata Living is a go to guide about strata in NSW and provides simple and easy to read information such as how a strata scheme operates, what a strata managing agent does,
  • greater-sydney-commission Greater Sydney Commission Releases Draft District Plans - On Monday (22 November) the Greater Sydney Commission shared with SCA (NSW) its “Towards our Greater Sydney 2056’’ plan. This report includes a 20 year draft District Plan setting out the priorities and actions for each of Greater Sydney’s six
  • Fair Trading - 2 colour Fair Trading Contact Centre Prepares for Strata Law Reform - NSW Fair Trading Media Release – 23 November 2016 NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today reminded owners, tenants, strata and property managers that new strata laws will come into effect next Wednesday, 30 November 2016. “We’re less than one
  • sca-281016-conf-4 New SCA (NSW) President Chris Duggan talks about the new strata laws on 2UE - SCA (NSW) President Chris Duggan was invited recently to talk about the changes to the strata laws with Peter Switzer during his program on 2UE. This followed an article in the Sydney Morning Herald that said apartment owners would be
  • sca-271016-portraits-14 SCA (NSW) President’s Report - The definition of evolve is to develop, progress, advance and I could not think of a better description of what is happening with the NSW strata industry at present. I’m Chris Duggan and I was elected by the SCA (NSW)
  • Fair Trading - 2 colour NSW Fair Trading Call out for Case Studies - NSW Fair Trading is seeking to develop a number of case studies to help promote the introduction of the new strata laws which will begin on the 30 November 2016. Fair Trading are looking to speak with anyone in relation to

Events

  • 2017 Strata Owners Day - Strata Owners Day | Saturday 25th March 2017  Save the Date SMC Conference & Function Centre | The Grand Lodge, 66 Goulburn St Sydney Registrations will be open January 2017 so watch this space! The Sponsorship prospectus will be made available
  • yacht 2017 SCA (NSW) Annual Sailing Day - SCA (NSW) Annual Sailing Day Friday 10th February 2017 – Save the date!  Join us at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Darling Point, from 1.00pm for the SCA (NSW) Annual Sailing Day Challenge. You can race with your own yacht, charter
  • Calendar 2016 Calendar - Date Event Location  Time Cost Registration January 12th February SCA (NSW) Sailing Day  Challenge and  Networking Event Middle Harbour  Yacht Club  Mosman Sailing from 1pm     Networking  from 4pm to 7pm March 30th April   Strata Owners Day SMC Function

Articles

  • land-property-information Commencement of the Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016 - The Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016 commenced on the 30 November 2016 and brings major reform to existing strata laws. The key changes introduced in the Regulation are outlined in the Office of the Registrar General circular. To download a
  • bannermans Strata Reform: Strata Managing Agents involved in Business Development – Beware! - Under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (SSMA 2015) one of the new features relates to a restriction on the appointment of strata managers who are connected with the developer. One of the many ways in which a strata manager
  • transport Sydney’s transportation transformation - If you haven’t been in Sydney for a while and are planning to visit you may be in for some delays while the city is brought into the 21st century with new transport infrastructure going up everywhere. After years of
  • bannermans Why You Should Get Legal Advice on HIA Standard Form Contracts - Owners of apartments within strata schemes often want to add to or alter their lot property. This invariably involves entering into construction contracts with builders, architects, other contractors and consultants, as well dealing with the owners corporation. It is important
  • ncat NCAT releases video resources - The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has recently released a series of online videos which have been created to assist people who are representing themselves to prepare for their hearing. The videos, which are available in English as well
  • law-image New laws for NSW - If you’ve noticed some tired and stressed NSW members lately there is a reason. After almost five years of consultation, submissions and lobbying NSW finally has a new set of strata laws, including Regulations, which take effect from 30 November
  • OFT-logo A word with the Commissioner - Following the NSW Government announcement last week that the new strata laws would take effect from 30 November 2016, SCA (NSW) President Greg Haywood and General Manager Rachel Lynn spoke to NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe to get his

Our Sponsors