The strata committee represents owners or owners’ nominees. The committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the strata scheme and is elected at each annual general meeting (AGM).
The owners corporation decide the number of strata committee members for the coming year at each AGM. It can have from 1–9 members. In a two-lot scheme both owners must be members and in a large scheme it must have at least three members on its committee. Once the strata committee is elected, the office-bearer positions – Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer are decided.
A decision made by the committee is treated as a decision of the owners corporation. No individual committee member can make a decision for the owners corporation. If there is a dispute between the owners corporation and its committee, the decision of the owners corporation prevails.
The committee cannot deal with some matters, for example levying contributions and making by-laws.