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YOUR STRATA SPECIALISTS IN WOLLONGONG AND THE ILLAWARRA

If you are looking for a team of strata specialists in Wollongong and the Illawarra, get in touch with the experts at Chris Darby Strata. Our local, family owned and operated strata management business began operating across the area since 1976. From our modern and well-appointed headquarters at Kembla Street in Wollongong, our professional team of strata specialists can deal with every aspect of the management of your scheme.

A family team of strata specialists


When the Darby’s started business in the 1970’s, a typical strata building was six red brick flats with carports, affectionately known as a “six pack”.

How far has strata come? The sky is the limit with buildings of 100 plus units now common place.

This huge transition has resulted in the new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, the first major legislative reform in 20 years. 

Jenni, Chris and Andrew Darby, together with their professional, fully qualified staff of 11 are passionate and dedicated to ‘strata’ in the Illawarra and the Directors have a combined ‘century’ of valuable experience. 

The Company’s professionalism has resulted in numerous accolades, the most recent being Andrew’s nomination for Young Strata Manager of the Year and Chris’ Life Membership of the Industry’s peak body, Strata Community Australia. Jennifer has made a valuable contribution as a member of a number of industry Boards.

The Darby’s based their business, built their home and raised their family in the ‘Gong and in appreciation have always supported numerous local charitable organisations as well as the prominent local sporting codes. 

It is expected that within 20 years half of the State’s population will be living or working in a strata or community scheme. 

A strata property is often a person’s most valuable asset and the value of strata property in New South Wales is estimated at $350 billion.  

With the commencement of the new legislation on 30 November 2016, who better to assist you with sound advice and assistance with all aspects of strata? 

The new ‘rules’ will make relevant information more accessible, people more accountable and address issues such as smoking, pets and renovations. Buyers of new units will be better protected and those in older units will be afforded the opportunity to collectively sell or renew the building.  

Voting will be streamlined as will dispute resolution and tenants will play a greater role in the running of the scheme.  

We look forward to these positive and timely changes to strata living. 

Whether you own a small duplex or a luxury penthouse in a large building, we will provide you with the same knowledgeable, professional support that you deserve.

Simply contact us by telephone or email or call at the office for obligation free/confidential advice and assistance. For your convenience, our office and staff are available from 8am to 6pm daily.

Your professional team of strata specialists


Our team of professionals manages an extensive portfolio of strata schemes small to very large and everything in between. We have been involved in both the establishment and ongoing management of strata schemes throughout the Illawarra. These have included some of Wollongong’s largest and most prestigious developments.

Our commitment to ongoing professional development by both directors and staff means that our clients will always be kept informed of legislative changes and developments in strata living. We regularly attend industry conferences and seminars to ensure our clients receive the most up-to-date advice.

Local management of your strata scheme through Chris Darby Strata will mean that:

  • You will always have the opportunity to deal with directors and managers, not just administration staff
  • We could physically be on site within a few minutes
  • We have a working relationship with local and qualified trades people
  • Convenient access to our office
  • Meetings held at venues and times decided by owners, including weekends and evenings
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Call your local strata specialists in Wollongong and the Illawarra now on 02 4228 0455

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