NZ President Report
SCA (NZ) and our members have continued to navigate through challenging legislation, a construction boom, leaky buildings, cladding and passive fire defects and the mosaic that is strata, all while living through a global pandemic.
New Zealand was almost immediately put into an Alert 4 level lockdown. The normally challenging role of harvesting the knowledge of every possible tradie, lawyer and consultant evolved overnight into life coach, business coach, pandemic expert and of course Healthline. We have been able to monitor the situation as it continues to develop, our utmost priority being the wellbeing of our team, clients, suppliers, and community. There is also an urgent need for us to be able to give politicians a clear view of the challenges that the sector faces – such as provisions for electronic meetings, voting and the ability to provide essential services.
SCA (NZ) is grateful for all the knowledge sharing, resources and relationship building between SCA, partners and members. SCA (NZ) was established to form a united voice and champion the strata industry in New Zealand.
In 2019, we held a strategy session to review the Australasia Strategic Plan and in 2020 we will focus on the following three pillars:
1. Educate and inform all participants within the sector
2. Advocate and lobby to government, the public and other bodies
3. Enhance SCA brand and sector reputation.
SCA (NZ) implemented several plans and strategies for an industry strewn with inadequate regulation with often testing and challenging gaps, overtime, the perception of flawed legislation. Some highlights of SCA (NZ) over the past 12 months include the NZ100 Introduction to Living and Working in the Strata Community 3-day education program, Committee Training, Manager Round Table Strata Chat, we hosted the SCA 2019 International Conference and a fabulously festive SCA (NZ)
We also had our third annual half day Symposium, a joint venture with Auckland District Law Society (ADLS) where we explored the dynamic interplay between the legal fraternity and Managers.
I would like to acknowledge and thank all our members and partners, especially Gold Sponsors, Rothbury, who have been with us since inception. Without their support, none of this would be possible. Also, a big thank you to our Executive.
Like for everyone, 2020 has somewhat halted many plans, however, there are many areas that we have either made significant progress in or have plans for the coming year. We are excited to continue to grow and support our members and the strata industry as a whole through education and advocacy.