Who We Are

Port Stephens Strata provides strata management for strata title, building management committees and community title. Our strata agency has been in the Bay for more than 30 years. Our point of difference is a highly skilled strata managers who place our clients first, ensures compliance with current legislation to maintain the value of your property. Our strata managers all receive continual specialist training and are backed by a well-trained and qualified support team including strata assistants, compliance officers and trust accountants.

Our Values

Commitment and proactive involvement with clients

Attention to detail

Rapid response to clients

Expert and experienced team

Why Choose Us

Our organisation is built on the foundation of providing personable and professional strata management, responsive and timely communication, and an uncompromised ethical standard.

Local Knowledge

Port Stephens Strata has operated in the Bay area for more than 30 years. This provides our clients with access to invaluable local knowledge and networks.

Transparency at all times

Our clients have online access to by laws, strata plans, minutes, and levies. We openly provide further detailed reports on budgets and how funds are handled.

Responsive service

Our role is to make sure your property maintains its value. This means proactively managing and maintaining it. Our integrated strata systems, along with the investment in the ongoing development of our strata managers, ensure we provide a proactive service with high attention to detail.

Predictable fees

We provide transparent fees for fixed-term strata management service agreements. We can negotiate our strata fees with fixed or user-pays disbursements.

Accurate and reliable financial management

Our budgets are detailed, substantiated and backed by years of experience. We have superior trust accounting skills based upon years of successful service managing complex strata plans.

Registered contractors

We only work with reputable and experienced contractors that are licensed and insured for the contracted work. We do not receive commissions or other commercial benefits from contractors engaged on behalf of a strata plan and our systems ensure we can keep our clients informed on the progress of works.

Our Team

Michael Gilday
Branch Manager, Port Stephens Strata

Michael joined the Port Stephens Strata team as Branch Manager in early 2016. He is a passionate strata professional with more than 17 years experience in strata management in both a business development capacity and as a licensed strata manager.

As well as being a licensed strata manager, Michael has an Advanced Diploma in Business Management.

Amberly Keating
Operations Manager

Amberly became the Operations Manager for Port Stephens Strata in September 2014. Her organisational and systems skills, together with her reliability, lateral thinking and desire to assist, produce ongoing improvements that benefit the team and our clients. Amberly’s tenure of more than 12 years with Port Stephens Strata means she has an intrinsic desire to look after our clients. She facilitated the delivery of improved trust bank accounts which resulted in cost reductions.

Angela Freeman
Strata Manager

After a local recommendation Angela commenced with Port Stephens Strata in February 2014 as an Accounts Officer. Upon completing her Bachelor of Business, with a double major Accounting & Finance, we applauded her expression of interest to become a strata manager, which she did in October 2014. Angela is thoroughly enjoying the ability to assist owners with progressing matters, and helping find solutions to situations that present themselves. Prior to strata, Angela had a parental career break for 11 years after working in the hospitality industry.

Supported by the Strata Plus Management Team

David Ferguson
Managing Director

David has been in strata since 1995. He enjoys providing clients with lateral solutions to achieve harmonious communities with consideration to competing interests. He also contributes passion and knowledge as Councillor of UDIA NSW and Chair of UDIA NSW Strata Reform Committee as well as a Director of Strata Community Australia (SCA). He was a Director of SCA NSW (2006-2014) serving as President (2008-2013), and has been a member and chair of a number of committees and working groups. David is a regular media commentator, and is a sought after presenter on strata and community matters.

Olivera Ferguson
Executive Director

Olivera has had a formative role since 2001, becoming a licensed strata manager and director of Strata Plus in 2008. She has been a member of CPA Australia since 1990 and is a graduate of AICD. Her commitment and drive is focused on client communications, team education and development. She understands the pivotal need to deliver messages to owners, property managers and related parties that are professional and easily understood. The company education schedule is aimed at having a well-qualified, up-to-date and communicative team who can deliver quality service.

Joanne Boshell
Financial Controller

Joanne has been with Strata Plus for more than 12 years and is one of the most qualified and experienced individuals in every aspect of strata, community and BMC trust accounting. She is responsible for the financial strategy and systems of the business. With her team of six, including three qualified accountants, Strata Plus has implemented a payment system that no other competitor can match. Prior to joining Strata Plus, Joanne held senior accounting roles within both the investment and retail banking sector.