WA Board Members



Sean Macfarlane

SCA (WA) Board Member


Sean was Lead Advisor in Parliament to the Minister for Lands during debate and passage of the Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and the Community Titles Bill 2018, the most significant reforms to property law in WA in over 20 years.

Sean was dedicated to the strata reforms for over six and a half years as Instructing Officer for the Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and he instructed parliamentary drafters on the Community Titles Bill 2018 and the Strata Titles (General) Regulations 2019.

Sean received a special commendation at the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA Achievement Awards 2019 for his commitment to the strata reforms.

Sean is Special Counsel in Lavan’s highly regarded property services team and provides specialist strata advice to: 
  • strata managers, strata companies and owners on strata compliance issues, by-laws and the resolution of strata disputes; and
  • developers on the structuring of strata subdivisions, community title subdivisions, off the plan sale contracts, by-laws and the termination of schemes.

To improve the governance of SCA (WA), all Board members have for disclosure of conflict of interest completed a Register of Interests. Also, to reinforce what is implicit in being a Board Member they have signed a Duties & Responsibilities of Board Members. Further, Board has adopted a Code of Professional Conduct for Council Members, similarly to the way SCA (WA) has standards for members.