Yearly Archives: 2009

The late Larry Quayle

Larry Quayle

Netstrata was  sadly informed of the passing of Mr Larry Quayle; Larry was the Strata Division Manager at Austbrokers Insurance.

Larry suffered a Heart Attack on Tuesday 15/12, after which he was placed in an induced coma. Larry sadly was not able to recover from this & passed away on the morning of Saturday 19/12/2009.

Larry had arranged thousands of quotes for us over the years and with over 40 years experience what Larry didn’t know about strata insurance claims wasn’t worth knowing. Larry was a great person and a true professional and will be missed by all.

Our thoughts are with Larry’s family and the staff of Austbrokers Sydney at this sad time.

Netstrata celebrate the end of a busy year

The Netstrata team had their final staff meeting for 2009 today…  We reviewed our performance for the year, and previewed the innovations to be implemented in 2010, to further streamline our approach to successful strata management …. To celebrate our achievements and hard work  we enjoyed a fantastic lunch which included Fresh Seafood …


The opportunity was also taken to exchange Kris Kringle Presents…


A special thanks  to Liesl Biles, Sarah Tickner & Christine Ashfield-Howell for organising this event…


Some of the salads prepared…. With or without Fetta?


Some fresh Prawns for hungry strata managers….


And of course desert…


Sarah Tickner one of our lunch organisers relaxing with little Chloe…. Check our staff pages in 2030 for more info on Chloe….


We wish all our clients and contractors a safe and happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year… We look forward to working with you in 2010….

Netstrata rises to the challenge

Strata-Management-Sydney-300x186Netstrata welcomes the owners of “The Dennison” in Dulwich Hill, a mixed residential and commercial development comprising 97 lots. The scheme was recently taken over from another managing agent and is now being managed by Liesl Biles of our office. Liesl said ” I am looking forward to working with the committee to get better value out of their current strata levies and am in the process of reviewing all owners corporations contracts and expenditure”…

Netstrata looks forward to providing the owners of “The Dennison” with professional and proactive Strata Management.

Putting management back into strata & community title communities

Netstrata has a unique approach to the management of strata & community title property. The approach is based on knowing our clients properties. We encourage our managers to get out on the road to visit the properties that they manage (up to 4 site inspections per annum are included within our standard management).

Having a working knowledge of our clients schemes helps us to manage our properties better, saving our owners time and money.

Jeremy Stone and Andrew Tunks attended a site tour of the hugely popular Haven Homes Community Association at Braemont Kellyville Ridge… The purpose to get to know the development…

Jeremy and Andrew at the entrance

The mercury was hitting high 30’s and that pool sure looked good…

Inviting pool

ISTM – CPD training

Peter Sawell, Jessie Middleton and Emily Goodreid of Netstrata attended the Institute of Strata Title Managements (ISTM) Continuing Professional Development Course in Chatswood today.


The course provided a greater insight into the world of Strata Management Statements & Building Management Committees: the documents and bodies governing part strata schemes. The course was presented by ISTM guru Richard Holloway and as always was very informative and entertaining.
Peter said “the seminar was a great opportunity to share experiences with other managers in the industry…. and as a result I have come away with some extra ideas to share with my team to help manage these schemes more effectively”

This type of titling is becoming more and more popular in NSW and is best described as a vertical form of subdivision, for example where there is a building with shops down the bottom and apartments on top, both the shops and the apartments can be completely separate strata schemes running as any stand alone strata scheme would. Just with an extra management tier being the Building Management Committee a committee comprising a member from both the shop and apartment strata schemes.

It is the committee’s responsibility with the help of their strata manager to run and pay for the operation of the facilities which are shared between the two i.e. the basement car park (if there is one). The way these facilities are managed is set out within the Strata Management Statement registered with the schemes.

Netstrata goes live

On behalf of the Board of Directors we are proud to launch to you, our new business name Netstrata!

Netstrata door sign

Our re-brand represents a streamlining of our identity which reflects our strategic approach  we have  to the management of strata & community title  property.

As an organisation we are constantly streamlining our management processes, this being done through the training and our embracement of the latest technologies assisting us in becoming more efficient  allowing our strata management team more time to focus on the core aspects of managing our client schemes.

We trust that you enjoy our new site. Be sure to bookmark this site and check back for important updates.

Kind Regards,

Stephen Brell – Managing Director