Good to know

Responds to Recent News Highlighting Industry Challenges

At Wellman Strata, we operate under the guiding principles of integrity, transparency and respect and understand that the trust of our clients and stakeholders is our most valuable asset. To this end, we are dedicated to upholding that trust through every aspect of our business. Our management practices are designed to ensure accountability, fairness and ...

Read more

Posted: March 21, 2024Categories: ,

Lithium Batteries Causing Fires: Strata Management Awareness

In recent times, there has been a surge in incidents related to fires caused by lithium-ion batteries. As of 2023, there have been over 269 reported cases, resulting in 38 injuries, with Fire and Rescue NSW identifying this as “the fastest growing fire risk in New South Wales”. Lithium-ion batteries pose significant dangers when they ...

Read more

Posted: March 21, 2024Categories: ,

Changes to Legislation By-Laws Relating to the Keeping of Pets

There have been recent changes regarding the rules on keeping pets in strata and community schemes. Following the landmark Court of Appeal decision in Cooper v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 58068 [2020] NSWCA 250 (“Cooper”), by-laws containing blanket bans on pets were deemed harsh, unconscionable, or oppressive. Consequently, amendments to the Strata Schemes ...

Read more

Posted: March 21, 2024Categories: , , ,

Removal of Emergency Services Levy (ESL) to Reduce Insurance Premiums

We are pleased to share significant developments regarding reforms to the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) in New South Wales, which are poised to result in a reduction in insurance premiums. The NSW Emergency Services Levy serves as a critical funding source for essential emergency services agencies in the state, including the Rural Fire Services (RFS), ...

Read more

Posted: March 21, 2024Categories: ,

Advancing Strata Management: A Progressive Outlook for NSW

While the great Australian dream has typically focused on owning a house, a personal castle, more and more people are living in apartments, units, and complexes that are strata titled. In fact, the strata landscape is densely populated. In New South Wales alone, there are 84,000 registered strata schemes, and 890,000 lots, providing a place ...

Read more

Posted: January 18, 2024Category:

Supporting Communities: How Strata Managers Support You.

Living in an apartment complex or a multi-unit property in Australia comes with numerous benefits, from shared amenities to a sense of community. However, the seamless functioning of such spaces doesn’t happen by chance. Behind the scenes, strata managers play a vital role in ensuring the harmony and well-being of residents. Let’s dive into the ...

Read more

Posted: September 28, 2021Category:

Unpacking Strata Management Down Under: A Brief History of Strata in Australia

Australia, known for its stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and vibrant cities, is also home to a unique property ownership system – strata management. This system has evolved over the years, adapting to the changing needs of residents in an ever-growing urban landscape. What started from humble beginnings, today strata management helps shape the country’s real ...

Read more

Posted: September 28, 2020Category: