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

Susan Clulow
Accredited Strata and Community Manager

Susan is our newest accredited strata and community manager. She joined us in July 2017 with a strong background in customer service and compliance. Her role prior to joining us was as a Supervisor with Port Stephens Council.

Susan also holds a Diploma of Tourism and a Certificate IV in Architecture, achieving distinctions in her construction subjects. Our clients benefit from Susan’s combination of qualifications, work experience and her desire to achieve positive client outcomes.

Amberly Keating
Accredited Strata and Community Manager

Amberly chose to become a strata and community manager in 2018, the same year she was awarded SCA National Support Person of the Year, having been the recipient of the NSW Award in 2017.

Amberly’s tenure of more than 15 years with Port Stephens Strata means she has an intrinsic desire to look after our clients. She commenced in an administrative casual role and developed to become our Operations Manager in 2014.

Amberly has great organisational and systems skills. Her reliability, lateral thinking and desire to assist, means that she has an efficient client service approach.

Angela Freeman
Accredited Strata and Community Manager

Angela chose to become a strata and community manager in 2014, after 10 months as a trust accounts officer in our office. She also holds a Bachelor of Business, with a double major Accounting & Finance. Prior to strata, Angela had a parental career break for 11 years after working in the hospitality industry.

Angela thoroughly enjoys the ability to assist owners with progressing matters, and helping find solutions to situations that present themselves.

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.

In 2018 he was appointed as a Fellow of SCA NSW by the State Board and was the recipient of the SCA National Presidents Award. In 2016 David received the SCA NSW Presidents Award.

David was a Director of SCA NSW (2006-2014) serving as President (2008-2013). He has been a member and Chair of a number of committees and working groups, including a Councillor of UDIA NSW and Chair of the Strata Reform Committee. He is the current Chair of UDIA NSW Strata & Community Committee.

David has published articles, is a 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 is a Practising Strata Community Manager (level 3 accreditation), has been a member of CPA Australia since 1990 and is a graduate of AICD. In November 2017 Olivera joined the Board of SCA NSW.

Her commitment and drive are 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.

Prior to strata Olivera came from financial services having held both consulting roles and senior operational positions within a range of well-known institutions.

Micheal Gilday
Regional General Manager

Michael is our Regional General Manager overseeing our Tweed, Newcastle and Port Stephens Strata teams. He is a Practising Strata Community Manager (level 3 accreditation), having obtained his license in 2007. In 2019 Michael was elected to the SCA NSW Board and appointed to the UDIA NSW Hunter Committee.

Michael is a passionate strata professional with more than 17 years experience in our sector in both a business development capacity and as a strata manager. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Management.

Clients, their suppliers, and our team find Michael friendly, trustworthy and calm in their dealings.