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