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Impediments to Effective Strata Governance

  • Nicole Johnston
  • Eric Too
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Abstract

Effective governance is an essential component in the establishment of a successful strata title scheme. This chapter examines the role and influence of developers in the establishment of governance arrangements prior to and following the registration of a strata title scheme in Australia. The chapter examines the rights of the developer in the initial stage of project development and the consequences of such rights for a scheme’s reputation, functionality and viability. Drawing on a case study of strata development in Queensland, the paper identifies common practices that thwart effective governance. The case highlights that poor decision-making from the outset can impose a structure which leads to poor outcomes for the owners’ corporations for many years to come.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Johnston
    • 1
  • Eric Too
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of FinanceDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia
  2. 2.School of Property, Construction and Project ManagementRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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