The Strata Committee
Election of the Strata Committee and Acting in good faith
NB - The following includes extracts of the Strata Scheme’s Management Act 2015 – noted in italics to suit - with “S” in front of the Section No being referenced in that legislation.
The Strata Committee is made up of 1-9 members which are generally elected at the scheme’s annual general meeting (AGM).
For a large scheme (ie. Over 100 lots not counting car spaces or storage lots etc) there must be at least 3 members on the committee each year.
The Strata Committee’s role is to administer the scheme between each AGM: How this works with a professional strata manager is quite different from schemes who do not engage such assistance.
Strata Committees Duty and Liability
It is the duty of each member of a strata committee of an owners corporation to carry out his or her functions for the benefit, so far as practicable, of the owners corporation and with due care and diligence.
Note the provisions of Section 260
(1) A matter or thing done or omitted to be done by any of the following persons, or a person acting under the direction of any of those persons, does not, if the matter or thing was done or omitted to be done in good faith for the purpose of executing functions as such a person under this or any other Act, subject any of the following persons or person so acting personally to any action, liability, claim or demand--
(b) a member of a strata committee.
Note well: The requirement to ACT IN GOOD FAITH. Merriam-Websters states Definition of good faith is “honesty or lawfulness of purpose”