Serving on a Committee for a Body Corporate can be a complex and daunting task. It is an important role that carries with it the burden of responsibility and indeed personal liability for negligent acts and omissions. BCP Strata works with members of the Committee to ensure your Body Corporate is managed appropriately.
The Body Corporate must elect a committee each annual general meeting. The Committee is made up of a lot owners or people who act for them.
The committee is in charge of:
- the administrative and day-to-day running of the body corporate
- making decisions on behalf of the body corporate
- putting the lawful decisions of the body corporate into place
The Committee can make decisions by calling a committee meeting or by voting outside a committee meeting.
The BCCM Commissioner’s website contains a lot of handy and important information in relation to Bodies Corporate Committees and the roles of Committee Members.
Committee Reports and Financials
BCP Strata utilises StrataMax to manage all our bodies corporate financial and administrative needs. We also use StrataMax to upload information to our Owners and Committees via the Owners Portal
The Owners Portal securely enables Owners and Committee Members to view and print information about your property and Body Corporate 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere int he world via the internet.
The Owners Portal is an important tool for Committee Members as it allows them to access information about the Body Corporate when they need it. Reports and information, including financial records, are uploaded daily.
An Invoice Hub is also provided via the Owners Portal which enables the nominated Committee Member to approve all invoices for the Body Corporate prior to payment if required.
The Owners Portal also provides information and reports to all owners in relation to insurance, minutes of meetings, reports and their individual Lot’s Body Corporate levies and contact details. To login, or create a new account, to the Owners Portal click here.
A Brief Overview About Committees:
- The legislation set out under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 requires that every Body Corporate must have a Committee
- The Committee consists of the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer (Executive), and Ordinary Members. There must be at least three but not more that seven members (unless there are less than seven lots).
- A person is eligible to be a voting member of the Committee if the person is an individual nominated for membership of the Committee by a member of the Body Corporate. To find out more about eligibility to become a committee member click here
- The Code of Conduct for Committee Members sets out basic principals and standards expected of each voting member of the Committee. Briefly, the code requires the voting members to:
- have a commitment to acquiring an understanding of the BCCM Act and the Code
- act honestly and fairly and with confidentiality
- act in the Body Corporate’s best interests
- comply with the BCCM Act and the Code
- not cause a nuisance
- disclose a conflict of interest.
Helpful Links for Committee Members:
- BCCM Commissioner’s Website
- Role of the Body Corporate and its People
- Committee Spending Limit
- Schedule 1A Code of Conduct for Committee Voting Members
Acts and Regulations:
Body Corporate and Community Management Regulations: