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SCA (NSW) strives to ensure that all strata manager members are able to deliver

services to the public that are of the highest professional and ethical standard.

Research on serious building defects in NSW strata communities

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The survey of 1,400 strata managers was a joint initiative of the Office of the Building Commissioner and Strata Community Australia NSW.

Key findings

  • The most commonly occurring serious defect related to waterproofing, affecting 23% of surveyed buildings, followed by fire safety (14%). 
  • Around 47% of buildings with serious defects were able to achieve resolution. 
  • Only 15% of buildings with serious defects were reported to Fair Trading.
  • Serious defects generally led to significant financial and emotional stress for homeowners, tenants and strata managers.

Launch Webinar

NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler OAM joined SCA (NSW) to present the first of its kind research on building defects in NSW!

During this webinar, our panellists were discussing the research which is the result of a partnership between the Office of Building Commissioner and Strata Community Association (NSW) to produce clear data on the issues surrounding serious building defects in NSW strata buildings.

The confidential research data was collected from a survey previously distributed by the office of the Building Commissioner to SCA (NSW) members, demonstrating a new approach to gathering high-quality evidence for the benefit of government and industry stakeholders, strata managers and most importantly, strata owners.

The session included analysis of the findings, the significance of the report, and areas of opportunity for further research. 


Panellists

  • Chris Duggan, SCA (NSW) President
  • David Chandler OAM, NSW Building Commissioner  
  • Matthew Press, Director, Office of the Building Commissioner