Popularity of Strata Properties Increasing in Dunsborough

A three-hour drive south of Perth will take you to Dunsborough, a popular family holiday destination on the calm shores of Geographe Bay. Not only is Dunsborough situated in the heart of some of Western Australia’s most beautiful swimming and surfing beaches, but also a convenient jumping off point for the exquisite Margaret River region and all it has to offer. Once a sleepy, little town that only woke up during holiday season, Dunsborough is now a thriving tourist centre all year round.

An Accommodation Choice to Suit Everyone

Visitors to the town are always impressed with the variety of accommodation on offer. From holiday cabins and caravan parks right up to luxury villas, apartments, hotels and motels, there is something for everyone. Much of the top quality accommodation is strata title apartment-type properties. These are unique in real estate because the common areas are all owned collectively by every individual apartment owner. Common areas include the exterior of the buildings, car park spaces, fences, retaining walls, gardens, driveways and recreational facilities like pools and tennis courts.

This poses unique challenges in terms of ensuring that normal household expenses incurred for common areas are covered and items such as the building insurance is paid on time. To manage all these issues, state legislation requires a Council of the owners be established. With so much at stake, the legislation is very specific about what needs to be done. Most Councils find this too difficult to manage themselves, and appoint a strata management company to do it for them.

Steady Demand for Strata Managed Properties

WA Strata Management is a large company that specialises in providing management services for such Councils. Their staff of trained, professional strata managers performs daily operational tasks for the thousands of Councils in Western Australia, responsible for strata title properties. These types of developments show no signs of waning in popularity. With the growth in tourist numbers and the steady influx of people to the mining industry needing accommodation when they come off-site, professional strata management as an industry continues to grow along with the rest of the state’s economy.

Dunsborough is still a favourite place to go for swimming, fishing, snorkelling, diving and other water sports, but it is also close to the vineyards and wineries of the Margaret River. This area is renowned internationally for the quality of its wines and the beauty of its countryside. Fine restaurants, boutique breweries, art galleries, walks through tall forests or catching some of the best breaks in the surfing world are all just next door to Dunsborough.

Much of the strata titled accommodation in Dunsborough is managed by WA Strata Management. Anyone booking accommodation here can have confidence that if it is under their management, everything will be in order. For more information go to www.wastrata.com.