The body corporate committee is the bridge between the building title and the body corporate managers being responsible for making decisions on behalf of the body corporate and putting lawful decisions of the body corporate into effect.
The committee has a maximum of 7 and a minimum of 3 members consisting of lot owners, lot owner family members or holders of power of attorney on behalf of a lot owner.
These positions are made up of:
- One chairperson
- One treasurer
- One secretary
- Up to four ordinary members
At each annual general meeting a new committee is elected to serve for the next financial year.
Before a committee can be elected, nominations must be received by the body corporate. 6 weeks prior to the end of financial year, a notice will be sent out to all owners in a body corporate requesting any nominations for the committee.
Each independent lot can make one nomination per financial year. However, you may nominate this individual for more than one position. You may also self nominate.
To nominate simply complete the form received in the request for nominations notice and return this to SSKB before the end of your body corporate’s financial year.
To complete this form, provide your details as a nominator, details of the individual you are nominating, and the position you are nominating for. For this nomination to be valid neither the nominator nor the nominee can be in debt to the body corporate.
Where only one individual has been nominated for a position, this individual will be elected automatically. Additionally, where the 3 executive positions have one nomination per position, these candidates are elected, and the election process is complete.
In the situation where more than one individual has been nominated for a position, an election process is undertaken where each lot owner reserves one vote per lot, per position.
It is important for lot owners to consider nominating for committee positions and equally to participate in the election process.
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