Advocacy in Victoria

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Strata Community Association (VIC) (SCAV)  represents more than 80% of all professional owners corporation managers,  SCAV is vigorous in its representation of its Members and Associate Members, including Essential Safety Measures managers, quantity surveyors, insurers, lawyers, accountants, facility managers, property valuers, building maintenance and tradespeople. 

Our advocacy is well integrated into communication, promotional activities and events and aims to strongly influence public policy, laws and budgets.  At our disposal is a team with extensive knowledge and skills, with each bringing their unique relationships and ability to influence decision makers within the political, economic and social environments to the SCAV.  This vigour is also applied to the engagement and promotion of our sponsors and stakeholders.

Our focus is on improving the operation of the Victorian strata property industry through advocacy to Government. Our reach is national to influence policy and our promotion of this growing sector, including our quarterly national magazine Inside Strata.

28 September 2022

SCA (Vic) 2022 Victorian Election Priorities

In response to November's state election, SCA (Vic) has created the 2022 Victorian Election Priorities Document.

Strata Community Association (Vic) are prioritising three key areas of reform ahead of the state election, which, if implemented by the next Victorian Government, stand to benefit the millions of Victorians living in strata throughout our state.

7 April 2022

SCA (Vic) Submission - Victorian Property Market Review

SCA (Vic) urges the Victorian Government to consider and ensure better representation of the strata sector in future decision making and policy in relation to proposed property market reforms.

October 2021

SCA (Vic) Determination

Owners Corporations and Other Acts Amendment S34 and S35

March 2021

SCA (Vic) Pre-Budget Submission 2021-22

SCA (VIC) urges the Victorian Government to act upon the end of JobKeeper and support strata communities in the 2021-2022 budget

October 2020

SCA (Vic) Waste Management Submission

Immediate action should be taken to ensure fairness for strata in future waste collection practice

19 June 2020

Guidance and action for your Owners Corporations and their Committee

Committee’s should be encouraged to make informed decisions that aim to continue to reduce the health risks to residents. SCAV has produced a guide to step you through what you need to consider and, that can be shared with your Committee's

April 2020

Owners Corporations and Strata Properties Covid-19 challenges and opportunities

This paper covers Levy and Fee defaults, Essential Safety Measures, Insurance, Regulatory Compliance, Cleaning, Sanitation and Property inspections

10 August 2022

SCA (Vic) Open Letter to Lot Owners: Ongoing Economic Issues Impacting Your Owners Corporation and the Strata Property Sector

Strata Community Association (Vic) wishes to acknowledge the depth of economic issues affecting Australia and the wider world throughout 2022 and provide a thorough and informative insight as to how these circumstances will continue to impact Victorians living, or affected by, strata in the immediate future.

7 April 2022

SCA (Vic) Pre-Budget Submission 2022-23

SCA (Vic) releases its priorities for Budget 2022-23, focusing on sustainability, building defects and emergency response, among other key priorities.

August 2021

SCA (Vic) Submission - Building a Climate Resilient Victoria (Built Environment)

SCA (Vic) support the review and implementation of world-leading adaptation plans for the built environment to address climate change

February 2021

SCA (Vic) Submission to Treasury - Virtual AGMs

Clarity in regulation of Annual General Meetings should be pursued by Treasury with respect to virtual capability

September 2020

SCA (Vic) Submission to Regulatory Impact Statement Estate Agents (Education) Regulations 2020:

The impact that future education standards for real estate agents on owners corporations should be considered

June 2020

Future Melbourne Committee

Recently SCA (Vic) was in attendance at the Future Melbourne Committee Meeting and made a submission to motions put by forward by Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, on Apartment Living

November 2019

Better Regulation & Red Tape Review

Review into Victoria's building and planning approval processes and early building works infrastructure

16 May 2022

SCA (Vic) Submission - A Victorian Emissions Reduction Target for 2035

SCA (Vic) has contributed to the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)'s consultation concerning the implementation of an interim 2035 emissions reduction target, in conjunction with existing commitments to Net Zero Emissions by the year 2050.

November 2021

SCA (Vic) Submission - Apartment Design Standards Parliamentary Inquiry

SCA (Vic) provided input to the Apartment Design Stanards Inquiry, initiated in Victorian Parliament, and reporting in June 2022.

May 2021

SCA (Vic) Submission - Expert Panel Review of Victoria's Building System (Stage One)

SCA (Vic) recommends the Expert Panel increase accountability in the building and design spaces in its submission to Stage One of the Victorian Building System Review, undertaken in April-May 2021.

February 2021

SCA Embedded Networks Review

Adequate protections and support for legacy embedded network fixtures should be considered in forthcoming Embedded Networks regulation

July 2020

New Strata COVID Guidelines Welcome

SCA (Vic) welcomes COVID guide for strata; working for even more clarity

May 2020

SCA Building Manual Guideline

Consumers - Lot Owners and occupants - need to know what building materials, fixtures, fittings and appliances are in their property. View our SCA Building Manual Guideline for inclusions