It's been a huge month for SCA (Qld) across all areas of the organisation and I have been very proud of the SCA team and our volunteers who have worked tirelessly on behalf of our members and the strata sector.
This month has seen our advocacy and legislative reform programs shift up another gear as we represented the sector at the BUGTA parliamentary committee hearings and made submissions to the State Government on issues such as Air BnB, Debt Recovery and the Justices Act. These are large bodies of work that require the efforts of many people who commit to many hours. Thank you.
The BIG submission to the State Government was on Management Rights. We will be sending out a separate communique on this particular issue, however I would like to share with members that the SCA (Qld) submission was considered, fair, future focused, and well thought-through; reflecting the overwhelming sentiment of our members as gleaned from the recent Hackathon, and the work and direct consultation conducted by our Legislation Committee over the last 6 months.
The recent Leadership Retreat in Hobart was a wonderful success and testament to the relationships and sense of community that bind our sector together. Personally, I arrived not knowing many people and left with firm friendships. I was particularly impressed by the level of support and camaraderie on display as the participants solved some of the big issues currently facing strata businesses. It's a good day when we can remove our competitive barriers and share views and problems frankly and fearlessly in the interest of bettering ourselves and, as a result, the sector.
Please keep an eye out for our upcoming engagement opportunities and in particular the Educational Webinars and events that all go toward those important CPD totals. And for those of you attending the Golf Day later this month - I'll see you there.