Strata communities in Queensland are set to benefit from state government’s validation of new policies and regulations, which will ultimately help them adapt to the “new normal” brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to Archers the Strata Professionals, Queensland strata communities will be better equipped to respond to the coronavirus crisis after the state government adopted measures to validate all remotely held body corporate meetings.
The new regulations will assist the sector to navigate the complexities of holding meetings as well as managing access to common property and body corporate records in compliance with public health directives.
“The need to adopt technology such as video conferencing has been accelerated by COVID-19 physical distancing requirements,” Archers the Strata Professionals chief executive Nicky Lonergan said.
These regulations apply retrospectively, validating remote meetings that were held by electronic means from 19 March to 31 December 2020
“The Government thankfully adopted the recommendations of the Strata Community Association (Qld),” she concluded.
“Committees will now be better equipped to navigate any potential future lockdowns and have an understanding on how to ensure common property facilities are being used in accordance with the directives.”