Advocacy in Victoria
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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