This research project, supported by the NSW strata industry and the NSW State and Federal governments, charted the key issues facing the governance and management of strata buildings. The research was undertaken by the High Density City team at the City Futures Research Centre. The project is the first major study of the strata sector undertaken in Australia.
The research had three main aims:
The project, which focused on NSW, delivered systematic information about the operation of the strata system. The findings will assist residents, owners and those involved in strata management and policy development to better understand the nature and scale of issues facing the strata sector and its capacity to self-manage these issues. The research provided an informed evidence base to support improved best practice and policy development across the sector. While it focuses on NSW, the results are expected to inform policy and practice in the strata sector across Australia.
The research was being undertaken by the City Futures Research Centre in partnership with:
Funding and support to carry out this project has been received from our partners and from the National Competitive Grants Program run by the Federal Governments’ Australian Research Council.
As part of this research, we conducted surveys and interviews with:
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Dr Hazel Easthope.
For associated media coverage,
NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts (centre) with Dr Hazel Easthope and Prof. Bill Randolph of the UNSW Faculty of Built Environment at the launch of their strata title study 21 May 2012
Easthope, H., & Randolph, B. (2018). Collective responsibility in strata apartments. In E. Altmann, & M. Gabriel (Eds.), Multi-owned property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities (pp. 177-196). London: Palgrave Macmillan. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56988-2
Randolph B; Easthope H, 2014, 'The Rise of Micro-government: Strata Title, Reluctant Democrats and the New Urban Vertical Polity', in Gleeson B; Beza B (ed.), The Public City: Essays in Honour of Paul Mees, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, pp. 210-224, https://www.mup.com.au/items/154962
Easthope H, 2014, 'The role of retirees in residential private governments', Journal of Urban Affairs, 10.1111/juaf.12138http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/juaf.12138">
Easthope H; Tice AJ, 2011, 'Children in Apartments: Implications for the Compact City', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 29, pp. 415 - 434, tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08111146.2011.627834
Easthope H; Randolph B, 2009, 'Governing the compact city: The challenges of apartment living in Sydney, Australia', Housing Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 243-259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673030802705433