Webinar on demand
Strata window safety – changes and compliance

Recorded 7 September 2017

In this free Member webinar, three experienced real estate professionals will discuss key changes to the Building Code of Australia and the Strata Schemes Managing Act 2015, which owners’ corporations need to comply with by 13 March 2018. The new legislation is being brought in by the NSW Government to help prevent children falling from windows.

This webinar covers the key changes, specifically focusing on:

  • What the Act says and means
  • How you can work with it in practice
  • Who is responsible for ensuring windows meet requirements
  • How you can ensure you are compliant with the new changes.

Shane Foley is the Director of BIV Reports Pty Limited. Shane’s 20-year property career includes experience as a property manager for a busy inner city real estate office with a portfolio of approximately 350 properties, office manager for the property management department and a successful salesperson in the competitive eastern suburbs of Sydney until 2007, at which time he established BIV Reports Pty Limited.

Shane is qualified as a registered valuer, licensed auctioneer and licensed strata agent.

Sandra Hodgkins is General Manager of NNW Property and with over 37 years’ experience in the real estate industry she has a passion for empowering staff to implement our excellence in service philosophy.

Sandra believes that success comes from a well-run and friendly department and retains only quality managers for the business. She is a pivotal part of the recruitment process seeking only those who are committed to expanding their knowledge of the industry, quality service and team work.

She has extensive knowledge in property management and all the relevant laws associated with management and tenancies. 


Reena Van Aalst is Managing Director of Strata Central, a boutique strata management business with a mission to provide specialist quality services in accordance with the new strata legislation.

Reena is a knowledgeable and committed manager who delivers exceptional customer service.  She continually receives positive feedback from the owners and executive committee members of the properties she manages and in 2011 and 2012 had the honour of being named the SCA’s “Strata Manager of the Year”.

In 2015 Reena was appointed as Director and Vice-President of the Strata Manager (Licensed) Chapter of SCA (NSW). From 2004 to 2006 she was Senior Vice President of the then Institute of Strata Title Management.