SCA NSW Statement

SCA NSW SCA (NSW) Statement

Wednesday 26 June 2024

Craig Meagher, CEO, SCA (NSW)


Strata Community Association (SCA) NSW, the peak body for the strata sector in the state, strongly supports new measures the NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Anoulack Chanthivong, announced on Wednesday 26 June.

The SCA has long advocated for sensible and progressive regulation in NSW that will improve practices across the entire strata sector – for the benefit of consumers and the sector alike.


SCA (NSW) has been working closely with the NSW Government to address key issues in the strata sector, including in relation to conflicts of interest, disclosures and commissions. Specifically, SCA (NSW) has:


  • supported the creation and funding of the NSW Property and Strata Services Commissioner, currently led by John Minns, and is a lead participant in engagement with the office;
  • actively participated in the recent review of the Strata Schemes Management Act, and in consultations on regulation to improve building quality, training and regulation in the building sector in NSW;
  • led the request – see joint letter – for additional resourcing of the NSW Strata and Property Services Commissioner in collaboration with strata consumer organisations including OCN, ACIL and ACSL; and
  • spearheaded initiatives to improve and strengthen disclosure requirements and conflicts of interest.


Additionally, improving practice in the strata sector has been a critical priority for SCA over the last few years, with activity intensifying on this front over the last several months, including:


  • fast-tracking and introducing the enforceable SCA Best Practice Insurance Disclosure Guide;
  • appointing a new independent Complaints Chair, Stephen Phillips; and
  • committing to producing a best practice guide for ethical practice informed by independent research.


The NSW Strata community thanks the Minns Government for their consultation and subsequent action to improve the sector, and look forward to continuous engagement going forward.


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