Levy Options

In this video, SCA (Qld) President James Nickless, runs through some Frequently Asked Questions about levies, what they are, why do you pay them, how they can be changed, and what options bodies corporate have to borrow funds.

COVID-19 Queensland Updates

SCA (Qld) is the peak body for body corporate and community management in Queensland. Collectively we represent more than 308,000 lot owners and more than 180 professional companies who provide body corporate management services and are suppliers and service providers to the industry. In a state where there is no licensing or regulation requirement, SCA (Qld) provides education, accreditation and advocacy. We lead, support, and represent our members and the greater strata community.

Below is a list of resources that may be useful for strata owners, suppliers, and body corporate managers during COVID-19. The information is accurate as of date of publication.

Best Practice Guide - Roadmap Stage 3, current as of 3 July 2020 Government Directions.

Best Practice Guide - Roadmap Stage 2, current as of 11 June 2020 Government Directions.

Best Practice Guide - Roadmap Stage 1, current as of 15 May 2020 Government Directions.

Levy FAQs - what are they and can I change them?

This two-page document provides an overview of levies, explains whether bodies corporate can change them, and the options available to owners and committees in the event of non-payment.

Federal Government Stimulus Measures - Guide for Strata Managers

Kelly+Partners Chartered Accountants have partnered with SCA to provide this guide on the Federal Government’s stimulus measures in response to the economic impact from Coronavirus and to assist strata managers to understand the stimulus measures that may be available to strata corporation clients. Only send to clients that meet the strict criteria identified within the document.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Best Practice Guide for Roadmap Stage 3

COVID-19 Body Corporate Manager Best Practice Guide

Qld Government Directive

Disinfection & Sanitising - Cleaning

Household Electricity Rebate

Best Practice Guide for Roadmap Stage 2

COVID-19 Best Practice Guideline for Committees

COVID-19 Health Notice

COVID-19 – Print ads
Simple steps to stop the spread

Current Stimulus Measures

Best Practice Guide for Roadmap Stage 1

COVID-19 Qld Lot Owner Best Practice Guideline

Social Distancing Measures

Prime Minister Media Centre - for emergency updates

COVID-19 Implications for Business

The Commonwealth Department of Health has a comprehensive website Resources including posters can be downloaded from the Department of Health's website.

If you have the following symptoms please refer to self Isolation Guidance.


This virus can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness. Symptoms include runny nose, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. 

 

Resources for Lot Owners

 

Lot Owner Best Practice Guideline Whether you’re a landlord, owner occupier, committee or a building owner, here’s what you need to know about preparedness, communication and resident safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Household electricity rebate As part of the State Government stimulus package, $300 million has been allocated to provide all households with a $200 rebate to assist with their upcoming electricity and water bills this year.

Qld Government directive - You must stay in your principal place of residence. Fines apply if you do not comply and do not have a reasonable excuse.

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.4), in the Leisure and Recreation - Ordering the closure of body corporate swimming pools

Resources for Body Corporate Managers

COVID-19 Body Corporate Manager Best Practice GuideThis best practice guide is a FAQ resource that SCA (Qld) has compiled to assist body corporate managers in their communication and support of committees. It includes advice on how to best protect your staff and clients, the postponement of meetings, and tips for bodies corporate.

 

Resources for Business Owners

Kelly & Partners -  Our National Education Sponsors have a live document on their website detailing all of the current stimulus measures, who can claim them, and how to go about it.

Safework Australia - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Advice for PCBU's (persons conducting a business or undertaking)

McKinsey & Company - COVID-19 Implications for Business

Harvard Business Review - Article - Lead your Business through the Coronavirus Crisis

 

COVID-19 specific resources

World Health Organisation - Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. 

Australian Government - Department of Health-  resource page includes what you should know about the virus, situation updates, travel restrictions and resources and fact sheets for travellers, businesses, and others.  

 

Australian Government - Department of Health - Information for Employers; and: Queensland Health

Recommendations by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) with regards to public events

Coronavirus health resources - a collection of resources for the general public and industry

Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19 - Information regarding routine environmental cleaning and good practice

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