Adelaide, SA – Tony Johnson of Stratarama has been announced the winner of the 2020 Strata Community Association (SCA) Essay Category. The strata management expert won the award based on his submission which details the effect of the global pandemic on strata corporations in South Australia and Australia.
The award-winning piece, “The Coronavirus – COVID-19 and Its Effects on Strata Corporations in South Australia and Australia,” details the effect of the global pandemic on strata corporations while also identifying the potential areas where improvements can be made to boost health and business.
In the award-winning piece, Tony Johnson of Stratarama wrote: “As with most industries, Strata Management Companies have needed to quickly adapt to continue assisting their clients, but above all to ensure safety for Clients and Staff. With teams working from home, and many Strata Corporations unable to physically meet in person for their Annual General meetings, Companies have rapidly piloted new platforms for telephone and video conferencing. This has ensured groups continue to meet their requirements under the Strata Titles Act 1988 / Community Titles Act 1996 and relevant Acts Interstate, continuing to make decisions that are vital to the Corporations ongoing maintenance, costs, and safety.”
Covid-19 And It’s Effect On Strata Corporations In South Australia & Australia also details the changes to how repairs and maintenance are made by strata management corporations in the face of the pandemic. The article noted that the existing procedures and protocols have changed and that strata management corporations are now regularly adapting and imposing different changes around the nation to enable them to carry out some maintenance practices while some others are put on hold. Strata management corporations are having to prioritize their maintenance requirements into urgent and essential with some, including lift maintenance, safety inspection, gate maintenance, security door installation and maintenance, taking the front line.
Tony Johnson also discusses the safety and hygiene of residents of strata-managed properties in the article. The expert noted that in the face of the current pandemic, strata management companies need to put measures in place to reinforce social distancing. Some of these measures could be in the form of avoiding access to common areas or shared facilities to prevent susceptibility to germs and viruses, washing hands before and after using general areas like the laundry, ensuring the use of active cleaning agents like detergents and hot water, and more.
Tony Johnson’s recent award comes on the back of several other awards won in recent years, including SA Strata Community Awards (SCA) – Strata Manager of the Year 2018 (SA), Strata Manager of the Year 2017 (SA), Strata Manager of the Year 2016 (SA), Essay Award 2018 (SA), Professional Commitment to Ethics and Services 2017 (SA) and more. This is as well as being a finalist for the Strata Manager of the year (SA) 2019. Stratarama also was a 2020 Finalist in the category of Small Strata Management business of the Year in South Australia.
Tony Johnson has also been a finalist in several National Strata awards including the Strata Manager of the Year Finalist 2019 (National) awards, and the Strata Manager of the Year Finalist 2018 (National) awards.
Stratarama is headquartered in Adelaide, SA 5165, AU, and can be reached via phone at 08 8276 0426. For more information, visit the Stratarama website.