Twenty years ago, The Owners Corporation Network (OCN) was formed by a group of apartment-owners from all across Sydney who discovered they were individually fighting the same problems: defects in their new buildings; unscrupulous developers refusing to fix them; and corrupt building and strata managers working against them. Back then, there was no one they could call on for help.

So they decided to get together to form the Owners Corporation Network, and help themselves instead. 

“They realised they had common ground, a wealth of shared experience and a voice,” said author and journalist Sue Williams, one of the two founders of the landmark organisation. “As a result, OCN appeared at government hearings, gave evidence of wrongdoing in the industry, forced through new legislation and made others much more accountable for their actions. It’s been 20 years of blood, sweat and many, many tears, but the apartment world is now a much healthier, more equitable place to live.”

OCN has gone from strength to strength ever since, and works to help strata owners navigate the complexities of strata living, from social and organisational challenges to financial and legal issues. 

Our people have first-hand experience of living in strata and the upsides and downsides of this fast-growing residential sector. We strive to inform, educate, support and advocate for strata owners and residents. 

This year marks 20 years of service and support by OCN to those living in strata communities, advocating for a better future through policy and legislative changes.

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