Submissions and policy

SCA NSW Submissions

Decennial Liability Insurance Submission


SCA (NSW) welcomes the NSW Government’s Decennial Liability Insurance (DLI) scheme, a pioneering initiative that reflects the transformative achievements of the Construct NSW agenda.
The association acknowledges that the implementation of the DLI not only offers substantial commercial benefits to the strata and construction industry but also reinforces consumer protections and plays a vital role in reducing the occurrence of building defects.

Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 - Practice Standard for Professional Engineers Submission


SCA (NSW) acknowledges the ongoing commitment exhibited by the NSW Government towards the Construct NSW reform agenda.
Furthermore, the initiative by the Department of Customer Service (“the Department”) in formulating a Practice Standard for Professional Engineers is acknowledged, with SCA (NSW) actively participating in providing feedback on the proposed Practice Standard for Professional Engineers.

Overall, SCA (NSW) lends support to some of the proposed amendments while withholding support for others.

Draft Home Building Insurance Guidelines Submission


SCA (NSW) provided stakeholder feedback to the NSW Government’s Draft Home Building Insurances Guidelines Consultation Paper as these new guidelines will regulate matters such as insurance premiums, eligibility of businesses to buy insurance, handling of insurance claims made by homeowners, and some other matters.
Overall, SCA supports the proposed changes highlighted in the Draft Home Building Insurance Guidelines Consultation Paper.

Draft Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 Submission


SCA (NSW) is delighted to formulate this submission in response to the Department of Customer Service’s solicitation for feedback regarding the draft Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023. The association extends our appreciation for the extensive consultation process that has led to the creation of this bill. It serves as a testament to the collaborative endeavours that have moulded its framework, embodying a wealth of valuable insights from industry experts and the strata community.

Embedded Networks Prohibition Submission


SCA (NSW) presents this submission to articulate its stance on the prohibition of embedded networks. Embedded networks refer to localised energy distribution systems that serve multiple units or lots in a strata development, such as an apartment building.
These networks are becoming increasingly popular due to their potential for cost savings and improved efficiency in resource management. Examples of a range of products associated with embedded networks include smart meters, gas metering, water management systems, load control devices, and communication infrastructure.

Fair Play for Home Warranty Insurance Pricing for Strata Remedial Works Submission


Home Warranty Insurance Rescue Package Submission


This submission presented by SCA (NSW) offers a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted topic of defects and Home Warranty Insurance in NSW.

Increasing Home Warranty Insurance Coverage Submission


SCA (NSW) robustly believes an urgent increase in the minimum cover for home warranty insurance is crucial to ensure homeowners are financially protected from rising building costs.

Off the Plan Contracts Submission


SCA (NSW) welcomes the NSW Government and The Office of the Registrar General’s efforts to engage and seek feedback from stakeholders regarding issues associated with off the plan contracts which have long been a feature of the volatile property market.

Productivity Commission New Thinking on CPD Submission


SCA (NSW) welcomes the NSW Government’s efforts to achieve goals as highlighted in the 2021 White Paper Recommendation to help occupational licenses maintain skills and keep ahead of changes.

SCA NSW Response to Section 272A of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Submission


This SCA (NSW) submission proposes significant reforms concerning the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the “Act”) and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (the “Regulation”).

SCA NSW SSDA Act 2015 and SSMA Act 2015 Draft Submission


SCA (NSW) welcomes the NSW Government’s efforts to engage and seek feedback from stakeholders regarding issues associated with the implementation of recommendations from the Report of the Statutory Review of the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (SSDA) and the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (SSMA).