10 Jun Strata committees: what you need to know
You’ve heard the term before. But what does a strata committee actually do? And why are they essential in owners corporation management? To answer questions like these, we’ve created this handy guide.
What is a strata committee?
A strata committee consists of representatives from the owners corporation. With members elected at each AGM, the committee is responsible for running the strata scheme.
Essentially, they’re the voice of the owners corporation.
The strata committee is made up of 3 to 12 nominated members of the owners corporation. They serve in the committee until a new committee is appointed.
What happens at AGMs?
At each AGM, members discuss matters affecting their owners corporation. They generally cover activity since the last AGM, as well as scheduled tasks and maintenance – both short and long term.
During meetings, the new committee is also appointed and its functions are confirmed. This way, the committee can represent and make decisions on behalf of its owners corporation.
There is no legal requirement for how frequently strata committees must meet. The secretary can convene a strata committee meeting at any time.
Why have a strata committee?
The committee is crucial for several reasons. This includes:
- Implementing the owners corporation’s decisions
- Representing the owners corporation’s interests
- Giving your manager a contact to discuss your owners corporation matters
How can I join a strata committee?
To join the strata committee, you must be a lot owner – or hold a proxy for a lot owner. Once elected, you must hold office until a new committee is elected.
Remember that there can only be one committee member for each lot.