Strata committees often appoint a qualified strata management company or building manager to undertake these duties to ensure a strata property’s smooth running, thus playing a crucial role in the who’s who of strata management.
In New South Wales strata committee functions are governed by the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.
Section 29(1) of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and Regulations 2016 (the Act) requires a committee of between one to nine members to be appointed to the committee.
Section 30(2) of the Act specifies that for strata properties comprising more than 100 lots, the committee must consist of at least three members.
In Victoria, owners corporation committee functions are governed by the Owners Corporations Act 2006 and the Owners Corporations Regulations 2007.
An owners corporation with more than 13 lots must elect an owners corporation committee. For those with fewer than 13 lots, electing an owners corporation committee is not mandatory.
In Queensland, body corporate functions are regulated by an update to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 under the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2020.
The maximum number of committee members is seven. Different committee regulations apply under the Small Schemes Module the relevant legislation. The committee need only consist of a secretary and treasurer for properties with two or fewer owners.