Resilience Reports provided by the North Queensland Strata Title Inspection
Program (NQSTIP) and developed by the James Cook University (JCU) are saving
Cairns residential strata Body Corporates thousands of dollars.

The NQSTIP offers free property inspection reports and provide estimates of the
current resilience of strata properties against future cyclone damage along with
recommendations, where appropriate, for maintenance, upgrades or changes to
enhance resilience.

Managing Director of Sure Insurance, Bradley Heath said we strongly support the
NQSTIP and urge Cairns residential strata Body Corporates to take up the free
Strata Resilience Reports and assessments that may deliver considerable savings
on the cost of skyrocketing residential strata insurance.

“Sure Insurance is committed to offering a genuine alternative, a fair go and more
affordable insurance options for regional, North and Far North Queenslanders –
that’s why we introduced our Residential Strata Insurance policy and strongly
support the NQSTIP as a way to deliver additional savings on residential strata
premiums, while encouraging and enhancing resilience,” said Mr Heath.

“Sure Insurance utilises the voluntary NQSTIP reports to reward Proactive Body
Corporates who have invested in property resilience with lower premiums.”

“We live in North Queensland, a region that has to be prepared for cyclones. The
NQSTIP is helping residents who have strata titled buildings to be aware of how they
can become more resilient through having an assessment on their buildings. Put
simply you get to understand maintenance issues and can attend to them prior to an
event,” said Pat Driscoll Program Director.

“Identifying possible causes of damage if there was to be a major wind and rain
event puts the strata titled property owner on the front foot,” he said.

“We are talking about potential large cost savings with properties that score well on
the Strata Resilience Report receiving premium reductions of around ten per cent
(10%) on average to date,” said Mr Heath.

“This has resulted in hundreds and even thousands of dollars of premium savings for
struggling Body Corporates.”

The free NQSTIP inspections are provided for strata properties within 100 km of the
coast, north of the southernmost boundary of the Rockhampton Regional Council
area, extending to the QLD/NT border, and include islands off the Queensland coast.
Properties within 50 km of the coast are in Wind Region C, and properties between
50 and 100 km of the coast are in Wind region B, as shown in the Wind Region map
of Queensland.

Sure Insurance has already rewarded thousands of regional Queensland
householders with discounts for making their home more resilient, and now Sure
Insurance is rewarding Proactive Body Corporates across Cairns who have invested
in making their buildings more resilient,” said Mr Heath.

Sure Insurance encourages Body Corporates to authorise their Body Corporate
Manager or Insurance Broker to arrange a free NQSTIP inspection and assessment.
The North Queensland Strata Inspection Program (NQSTIP) is funded by the
Australian Federal Government, administered by the Queensland Government, and
independently developed and implemented by the James Cook University.

For more information about the North Queensland Strata Inspection Program visit:

For further information contact:
Mike Sopinski, Sure Insurance 0421 052 598
Pat Driscoll, James Cook University STIP Director 0418 778 659

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