Advocacy in Western Australia
As the peak industry body, SCA WA advocates both locally and nationally on issues that impact strata in WA. This includes strata reform, short stay and cladding. By working with government agencies, other industry bodies and members, SCA WA is the voice for all involved in the strata sector.
Condition reports for strata buildings when using the dispute resolution process
SCA (WA) is providing feedback in response to an announcement on the Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) website, titled “Condition reports for strata buildings when using the dispute resolution process: Defects versus Maintenance.”
Alternative Electricity Services Legislative Amendments
SCA (WA) is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the consultation draft of the Electricity Industry (Alternative Electricity Services) Amendment Bill (AES Bill).
New OAG Report Misses The Mark Again for Strata Parking Levies
Peak property body Strata Community Association ( has voiced its dismay that the critical issue of strata car parking levies has been ignored again in the Office of the Auditor General s latest report into the Administration of the Perth Parking Levy.
Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA) Review
SCA (WA) is exhibiting support for the proposed changes to the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Regulations 1985 (WA), that would allow matters arising under the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) to not require a certificate from the Small Business Commissioner. In cases such as these, SCA (WA) supports allowing a landlord or tenant to proceed directly to the State Administrative Tribunal for determination.
SCA (WA) submissions to WA government on short stay accommodation
Short stay accommodation is a hot topic and SCA(WA) recently joined the debate, making important submissions to the WA government.
National Submission on Exposure draft legislation: cyclone and related flood damage reinsurance Pool
SCA requests that issues must be addressed if the Pool is to achieve its affordability and coverage goals in Northern Australia for owners of strata properties.
A Big Spending Budget and Big Announcements for Strata – But Can Government Deliver?
The Federal Government has delivered a big spending 2021-22 Budget with disaster relief, an extension to HomeBuilder and small business stimulus dominating for the strata industry.
Draft Position Statement: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
SCA (WA) is pleased to have the opportunity to respond to the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Position Statement, as a part of the WA State Electric Vehicle Strategy.
Review of Property Industries Continuing Professional Development Program
Our organisation currently operates under a 'self-regulation' model, maintaining specific rules and guidelines to regulate the operation of individual members, through the implementation of core standards and educational models.
SCA (WA) Educational Qualification Concept Consultation Submision
SCA (WA) is pleased to comment on the new educational qualification model for the strata management industry consultation paper as proposed by Landgate, and thanks Landgate for providing both the strata industry and the wider public the opportunity to do so.
Public Consultation for the Review of the Land Information Authority Act 2006
As the growth of apartment and strata living has intensified over the last decade, the strata management strata services industry has grown in lock step to serve it. Strata managers navigate through a maze of legislation and regulation ranging from actual strata specific legislation, regulation, workplace, health and safety issues and building codes as well as measures applicable to the management of body corporate funds.
Response to the Review of Electricity Corporations (South West Interconnected System (SWIS) Prescribed Customers) Order 2021
Energy Policy WA was seeking feedback to clarify application of the electricity retail contestability thresholds in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) of Western Australia.
Northern Australia Reinsurance Pool to Bring Long Overdue Relief for Strata Owners and Residents
Strata Community Association (SCA) welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government of the establishment of a $10 billion reinsurance pool in flood and cyclone-prone regions of northern Australia.
Voluntary Code – Embedded Network Services in Western Australia Consultation
SCA (WA) is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the consultation draft Voluntary Embedded Networks Code of Practice.
Review of WA’s COVID-19 management and response
The strata sector found itself dealing with multiple challenges associated with preventing, managing, and responding to the spread of COVID-19, and the difficulties associated with these endeavors were compounded due to the nature of strata’s high-density, multi-unit living arrangements.
Capital City Planning Committee Participation by SCA (WA) in 2023
Based on the 2020 Australasian Strata Insights Report, more than 90,000 Western Australians live in apartments under strata and community title, with 51,798 strata schemes and 251,425 lots registered.
2022 SCA Federal Election Priorities
Greener strata communities, more affordable insurance and combatting building defects in strata complexes, have you read SCA's Federal election priorities?
Energy and Governance Legislation Reform - Project Eagle
SCA (WA) wish to raise the following on behalf of our constituents regarding the recent consultation paper produced by Energy Policy WA (EPWA) - Energy and Governance Legislation Reform - Project Eagle.
Protections needed for apartment owners
Proposed legal reforms in Western Australia in the wake of the collapse of construction company Pindan did not go far enough and protection was also needed for apartment buyers and owners.