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Strategic Planning For Your Strata Community

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I’m one of those people that never goes grocery shopping without a list. I take the extra time (much to my partner’s annoyance) to plan my meals for the week and list all the ingredients I need before heading to Coles. If I don’t have a plan I end up wandering the aisles aimlessly trying to come up with meal ideas as I shop, only to come home missing a crucial ingredient, or to find I have bought a whole bunch of ingredients that don’t work together, or ingredients that I already have in the cupboard. Do you sometimes feel your committee’s approach to long term strata planning is like my grocery shopping without a list?

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Responsibilities of the Committee

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Every strata scheme in New South Wales must appoint an Executive Committee. The committee is responsible for the many things that have to be looked after, arranged and organised for the smooth running of a strata scheme. The administration of an owners corporation is generally undertaken on behalf of all the lot owners by a committee, consisting of a group of lot owners who are elected at the annual general meeting.

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Running An Effective Meeting

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Quick poll before we begin: who joined their committee so that they could enjoy countless hours of unproductive meetings? Anyone…?
No, of course you didn’t! Despite this, you may not be able to count the amount of times you’ve found yourself in that exact situation.

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Maintenance Plans: What’s all the Fuss?

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While not a requirement in all owners corporations, maintenance plans play an important part in the scheduling and budgeting for the upkeep of the building and common property. If you own a lot in a property that is a ‘prescribed’ owners corporation (ie over 100

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Clear communication is the key to a healthy strata community

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As any good relationship counselor will tell you, clear and open communication is the key to a successful relationship. After all, how can you keep your significant other happy when you don’t know what they expect of you, or if you don’t even realise that

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Parking Disputes

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There are several issues that frustrate residents in owners corporations, and one at the top of the list is PARKING!  No residents are permitted to park on common property without the permission of the owners corporation.  Parking is not normally permitted on the grass at

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New Features for Owners using the Stratamax Portal

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Some enhancements have been made to the Online Stratamax Portal including changes to the way committee members and lot owners log on. From the 23rd June 2015 owners and committee members will be required to create “User Accounts” rather than using the existing method of

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Changes to Accounts Payable Process

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As a follow up to the StrataSure principles announced last month and in line with our pursuit of excellence in systems and processes,  SSKB has made positive changes to our Accounts Payable Process . We have now implemented a mechanism that supports the management of

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