19 September 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing just how deadly the NSW government’s attitude towards high-density apartment communities could be. It is a simple fact that strata living presents a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission than in freestanding homes.

Yet, despite calls from independent experts and building managers for pandemic planning and clear rules, the strata sector has not only been ignored, worse, it is being resisted. This is why there are growing calls for a commissioner of strata living, the need for which has only become more acute throughout this pandemic.

Sydney Morning Herald
Jane Hearn, Owners Corporation Network spokeswoman on COVID-19