This Q&A about access to meeting minutes in WA has been answered by Jordan Dinga, Abode Strata.
Question: Is the Strata Manager required to put the Minutes from Council of Owners Meetings on the Portal for Owners to access?
Answer: There is no explicit mention that a Strata Manager is required to upload council minutes to a portal for owners to access.
Under the Strata Titles Act of WA there is no explicit mention that a Strata Manager is required to upload council minutes to a portal for owners to access.
The requirement and bare minimum is that upon application made in writing to a strata company by a proprietor or mortgagee of a lot, the strata company should make available for inspection the minutes of general meetings of the strata company and meetings of the council; at such time and place as may be agreed upon by the applicant or his agent and the strata company and, failing agreement, at the parcel at a time and on a date fixed by the strata company under subsection.
That being said, some strata councils may instruct a strata manager to upload those minutes to the portal and have them readily available. This may be seen as best practice for transparency purposes, however, some strata councils may feel differently.
This post appears in Strata News #352.
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Please note this advice was provided prior to the proclamation of the new strata title amendments and will be updated in due course.
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