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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.


November, 2023

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.”

April, 2023

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).

February 2023

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.

August 2022

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.

March 2022

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.

December 2021

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.

May 2021

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.

August, 2023

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.

March 2023

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.

January 2023

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.

May 2022

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.

March 2022

SCA (WA) submissions to WA government on short stay accommodation.

Read the second of two SCA(WA) submissions to the WA government related to short stay accommodation.

December 2021

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.

May 2021

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.

June, 2023

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.

March 2023

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.

December 2022

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.

May 2022

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?

March 2022

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.

May 2021

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.

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