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The Collective sale - how to get your community to work together

Bright & Duggan's Joint Managing Director, Chris Duggan, was a guest on Your Money discussing the power in the collective when it comes to selling your apartment building and the benefits and challenges for owners. 



bright & duggan's joint-managing director, Chris duggan discusses the increase risk of getting trapped in elevators.

An increasing number of people are getting trapped in elevators as high-rise living becomes more common, new data shows.  Close to 1620 people across the state were rescued from lifts last year, according to Fire and Rescue NSW data - an 80 per cent increase since 2014. Click here to view the full Domain article.  


flammable cladding update

The Department of Planning and Environment has developed and released new information designed to assist Councils and apartment owners with frequently asked questions about the new cladding regulations.

For unit owners the information addresses questions about whether the cladding regulation applies to their apartment building; what is external combustible cladding; how to identify it and how to register their building.

More information is available at www.claddingregistration.nsw.gov.au including a ‘Do I need to register my building?' checklist. Community language versions of the owners’ FAQ will be available on the website soon.

The NSW Fair Trading website has tips and advice for strata managing agents and you can also sign up to receive updates on the registration portal at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/cladding

If you require any further information you are advised to call 1300 305 695, email info@service.nsw.gov.au or contact your Bright & Duggan strata team.


2018 Strata community management winner is...bright & duggan!

Strata Community Australia (NSW), the peak membership body for strata managers, service providers and owners in the strata sector, has awarded Bright & Duggan their top honour at the 2018 Strata Community Awards.

Bright & Duggan were awarded the Strata Management Business of the Year- Large Business, an industry and peer recognition of the business that makes a significant contribution to the strata industry and their clients.


The judges were impressed by the competition across all nine award categories commenting that there was a significant number of excellent high quality submissions with scoring in some categories extremely difficult with over 70 nominations received for recommendation.


Bright & Duggan has now been voted winner of this category in 2015, 2016 and 2018!


URGENT | Important cladding update

The NSW Parliament has recently introduced a new regulation in relation to combustible cladding, being the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018.

The new legislation requires owners of certain buildings (including strata schemes over two storeys) with combustible cladding to report the combustible cladding to the Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment via an online portal.


chris duggan discusses why owners should be concerned about cladding

Chris Duggan, President of Strata Community Australia (NSW), at the Strata Fire Safety Forum on whether strata owners should be concerned and what action strata managers should take.


Source: Lannock Strata Finance



Strata Community Seeks Fairness in Aluminium Cladding Fix

Strata Community Australia is stepping up its fight for fairness as the issue of non-compliant aluminium cladding impacts strata owners across Australia


Speaking at the Strata Fire Safety Forum, convened by Lannock Strata Finance last month, SCA President Chris Duggan said a whole of government approach was required to address a complex issue.


“We want to see more protection for strata owners, including an extension of the definition of major defects to include aluminium cladding,” said Mr Duggan.


“The first and most urgent step, with safety our uppermost concern, is to identify the presence of non-complying materials on buildings. But beyond that, the unanswered question is, who pays?


Read the whole article here Strata Community Seeks Fairness in Aluminium Cladding Fix



"kids don't fly" - window safety locks to be installed by 13th March 2018.

An increasing number of children have been admitted into hospital as a result from falling from windows. In response, the NSW government launched the “kids don’t fly campaign” and a change in legislation requiring window safety locks to be installed by 13th March 2018.


Residents will still be able to open their windows but will have the security of knowing that children will be safe when the window is open. Speak to your strata team to ensure your building is compliant.





image source: Sydney Children's Hospital - "Kids Don't Fly".




bright & duggan strata committee education forum on the new NSW strata legislation

Bright & Duggan recently held a strata committee education forum to explore what the new NSW strata legislation will mean to owners.




Fact sheets on the new NSW strata legislation

Bright & Duggan is providing fact sheets on the new NSW strata legislation showing how the changes may impact on the strata committee, owners and tenants.


New fact sheets are released as they become available.


Click here for the Bright & Duggan 2016 Strata Reforms Fact Sheets



great strata management starts with great customer service

At Bright & Duggan we place you, the customer, first and foremost in everything we do. It’s the principle around which the company was first built back in 1977. And this unchanged customer-first approach has gained us the enviable position of market leader and employer of choice in our industry. Excellence in customer service forms the basis for our hiring policy. And it’s how our staff members earn their bonuses each year. So it should come as no surprise that we are the only strata management company in Australia to have been certified by the Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA).



Supporting your property

Your property is your most import asset and at Bright & Duggan we treat it as such. We also know you've got a busy lifestyle and that all you want is a simple, hassle-free strata solution that gives you peace-of-mind knowing that all your living essentials are being taken care of quickly and efficiently. We pride ourselves on the way we look after each and every one of our over 1,000 strata schemes that we manage across four regions of Sydney;


  • North Shore - via our Crows Nest office
  • Sutherland Shire - via our Cronulla office
  • Northern Beaches - via our Dee Why office
  • Eastern Suburbs - via our Rose Bay office
  • Western Suburbs - via our Sydney Olympic Park office
  • Northern NSW - via our Hunter office


So whether your strata scheme is large or small, we'd love to help you devise a strata management solution that works for you. We currently manage properties with strata schemes as small as just two lots right up to grand estates comprising over 1,600 lots. At Bright & Duggan, we really are passionate about being the best at what we do. We've spent over 40 years developing and customising strata management products and services to meet your needs. With over 75 professional strata managers focused on giving our customers the very best advice and service, you can be confident of the important things:


  • You'll be listened to. 
  • Your questions get answered. 
  • And your needs will be met.


thinking of changing strata managers

At Bright & duggan We have made the process of changing strata managers really easy. our team of professional strata managers are dedicated to providing you with the best service so you can be sure your property is in good hands. 

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Your property is your most important asset. At Bright & Duggan Strata Management we treat it as such.