Committee Membership of an Owners Corporation

One of the big differences between living in a ‘good’ body corporate and a ‘bad’ one is how cohesively the committee functions.

The committee of a body corporate is the group of elected owners (or their representatives) who are responsible for administering and maintaining the owners corporation and working in cohesion with the appointed owners corporation manager. .

Office holders – or committee members – are usually elected at the committee meeting following the Annual General Meeting. Even if there is a strata manager and certain duties have been delegated to the manager, 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 these office holders operate in a supervisory position.

In addition to the members, each committee will also vote in a chairperson. These positions all have specific functions.

These include:

Chairperson: The role of the chairperson is to conduct committee meetings and to decide on issues relating to voting and procedure.

Secretary: The secretary will be responsible for organising committee meetings and minutes, and related correspondence and administration.

Treasurer: The Treasurer is responsible for all financial related matters, including overseeing all budgeted expenditure items and invoice approval.