Strata managers v Building managers







Who does what?

SCA (NSW) is a fantastic independent organisation committed to serving the strata community through excellence.  We supporter SCA's commitment to the strata industry as we identify their harmonious approach to strata communities.

Strata Community Australia (SCA) provide a range of services to the strata communities through its strong ethical standards.

Check out this great article to learn about "who does what" in the world of strata, click here


Let Down By Her Community








Let down by her Community

It's heartbreaking when the elderly cannot rely on their community for help.

When we enter life on this planet, we don't have a choice but to trust our parents or guardians to protect us, keep us alive. Likewise, when we reach an advanced stage of life. We become just as fragile and need to be able to trust the community we have invested in for support and to keep us safe.

My family and I are deeply saddened about the circumstances of a partially blind elderly woman found dead in Auckland, N.Z after allegedly barricading herself in her bedroom in fear of eviction. It struck our hearts as we felt it was an unnecessary death as a result of a Strata Resident battling with Body Corporate over rising repair costs and building work delays.

"I'm still in siege mode here," she wrote in an email to a Home Owners Association.

"Still no word from anyone as to what's going on. But I guess something's going to happen, just when and how I don't know."

A legal order was given to the Body Corporate to seize the elderly lady's home. At the time of reporting police hadn’t confirmed the cause of death as the case has been referred to the Coroner.

Building A Positive Strata Community

Tips on how to build a positive Strata Community

Building a positive community is looking beyond yourself and your close circle of family and friends.  We need to be little more tribal in the sense that we can have better success in numbers for health, security, and overall well-being.  It's the building blocks of how we survived and thrived historically as humans. 

I will start by sharing something special witnessed by many over the weekend.  The multi-talented, yet humble, sportsman Sonny Bill Williams' star shone when he demonstrated a random act of kindness.  Moments after the gold medal presentation for his Rugby World Cup win with the All Blacks, he is seen passing on his medal to a young All Blacks fan.  Williams gave the boy his medal after security had tackled him for running on to the pitch seeking an autograph.

Do you need a Building Manager?

Building Managers are essential.

"Having both a good strata manager and a building manager will ultimately secure a better return on your investment," managing director of Luna Management, Dino Biordi said. 

"Your home - usually your biggest investment - is far too valuable not to be managed by professionals who have your best interests at heart and can save you heartache and money.  

"A building cannot operate optimally without a strong, cohesive strata and building management team. While the owners corporation give the overall direction, the strata and building manager's functions are both critical and fundamental to the operational success of any building development."

Take a look at the full article @ Stratalive 

Bringing a sense of community

Finding a close-knit community in big cities can be rare. The response I receive when I ask “what community do you belong to?” is more often than not, “my place of work” or “I’m part of an association”. Rarely do people identify their strata complexes (home) as a community.

With so many high-rise buildings and urban living on the rise, it’s surprising how people within these strata complexes feel more disconnected from their neighbour or community than ever.

I believe that creating a positive, harmonious environment and proactively connecting people within a development is now an essential attribute for any good Building Manager. The bi-product of creating a healthy community in your building is having a sense of caring for one another, heightening security, and bringing together common goals.