NSW Q&A: Legal Responsibilities of Sub-Committees

Question: Do sub-committees have the same legal responsibilities as Strata Committees under By-Laws and NSW Legislation in terms of issuing agendas and recording (and distributing to lot owners) minutes of meetings.

Lot owners here suspect the committee is avoiding discussions with residents and committing to expenditure by declaring that they are meeting as a “sub-committee”.

Answer: In short, no.  Strata sub-committees are not specifically recognised under the strata legislation but can be of assistance for large or detailed projects.  Such sub-committees, however, are answerable to the strata committee and the strata committee should ensure that it does not unlawfully delegate its powers, duties or authorities to a sub-committee.

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