Management Committee Membership of a Strata Corporation
One of the big differences between living in a ‘good’ Strata Corporation and a ‘bad’ one is how good the management committee functions.
The management committee of a strata corporation is the group of elected owners (or their representatives) who are responsible for running and maintaining the block of units/apartment building/strip of shops/office building or whatever the structure of the Strata Corporation is.
Who sits on a management committee?
Office holders – or management committee members – are usually elected at the Annual General Meeting. Even if there is a strata manager and certain duties have been delegated to them, the secretary and treasurer are still able to exercise their powers, if they choose to do so. In most instances the strata manager performs all the functions of the secretary and treasurer and they operate in a supervisory position.
The Presiding Officer, Secretary and Treasurer all have specific functions. These include:
- Presiding Officer: The role of the chairperson is to conduct management committee meetings and to decide on issues relating to voting and procedure.
- Secretary: The secretary will be responsible for organising management committee meetings and minutes, and related correspondence and administration.
- Treasurer: The management committee treasurer deals with levy notices, bank accounts, and financial statements and other financial records.