2016 Awards for Excellence now open

Enter our 2016 Awards for Excellence Program and go in the draw to win a $500 Coles/Myer voucher or $500 SSAA credit.

It is with great pleasure that the Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA) invites you to nominate for the 2016 Awards for Excellence Program. These awards represent the pinnacle of the Australasian self storage industry, and reward our members’ commitment to excellence across a wide range of areas.

If your business or staff has achieved success in the self storage industry throughout the year or displays a consistently high standard, we encourage you to put forward an award nomination. Nominating is FREE and can be completed by returning the enclosed cover sheet along with 1000-2000 words on why you think your facility/business/employee should be considered for the specific award (please include at least one picture in your entry).

All completed nominations should be emailed to membership@selfstorage.com.au or faxed to +61 3 9466 8081. Alternatively nominations can be submitted online at www.selfstorage.org.au/ssaa-awards-excellence-program. All nominations should be submitted no later than close of business Thursday 30th June 2016 (to allow time for the finalists to be mystery shopped).

The SSAA Awards for Excellence category winners will be announced at a gala dinner to be held at the Park Hyatt Melbourne on the evening of Thursday 1st September 2016 (as part of the SSAA Convention). All category finalists are strongly encouraged to attend the event and network with their industry peers.

Can you really afford to allow a competitor to gain a marketing edge over your business? Don’t delay, enter now!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We look forward to your nomination in these high profile awards and your subsequent involvement in our upcoming Convention.

Have you ever thought of being on the SSAA Board?

At this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August, six of the 9 SSAA Board positions will be vacated under the requirements of our constitution. There will be openings in various categories, including a New Zealand representative, which will open the doors for new and dynamic people that may be interested in playing a part on the Board. Given the large turnover of Board members this year, we are currently planning handover strategies to ensure that the knowledge from current members to new members is carefully passed on over several months. This methodology will ensure that the momentum we have on several projects will be maintained through the handover period.

Before I go on further, I should probably let you know what you would be getting yourself in for. The Board convenes for a conference call every 2 months and we have a full day face-to-face meeting at the summit / conference each year and on one other occasion during the year. In between the meetings there can be projects that need to be carried on with, however they usually are not overly time consuming.

The Board positions are split into the following categories:
– 4 x Regular members – A self storage facility operator with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the self storage industry. Has been a member, or the designated representative of a member, of the Association for more than 2 years. In addition, they must have owned or part owned a business for more than 3 years or been at a senior level of management in a business for more than 5 years.

– 1 x Large Member – A regular member who has over 4 self storage centres but less than 21 each of which has over 100 self storage spaces and no less than 500 square metres of undercover storage space per centre.

– 1 x Major Operator – A regular member who has over 20 self storage centres each of which has over 100 self storage spaces and no less than 500 square metres of undercover storage space per centre.

– 1 x New Zealand Member – A regular member who has any self storage centres located in New Zealand totaling over 250 square metres of undercover storage space shall be known as a “New Zealand Operator”. To be elected by New Zealand Members.

– 1 x Service Member – Must hold current membership of the Association as a Service Member and be elected by Service Members.

– 1 x Chairman – The Board appoint by simple majority one of their body as Chair.

We are currently working on various strategic projects to ensure the future stability, viability and continual success of the SSAA. For a more detailed summary, please go to the new ‘Board Matters’ section of the Insider Magazine.

Being a part of the SSAA Board allows you to really make a difference in the strategic future of our association. As a member of a dynamic Board team you have an opportunity to share your opinion, comment on policy and assist to mold the direction of our ever changing industry and association.

The Board positions are all volunteer and you are reimbursed for approved Board related travel and expenses. Some of your time, outside of conference calls and face-to-face meetings is expected, however it is limited as most people are likely to have another business to manage.

Elections will be held prior to the AGM in August this year and all members will be notified via email. If you are interested to join the SSAA Board you will need to see which category you are eligible for and check to see if that position is up for election. To be elected, you need to be nominated by 2 of your peers, who are in the same category. If you are interested in joining, I would suggest that you let all of your peers know your intentions and ask for them to endorse your nomination and vote for you. Some of the categories do create significant interest and a little bit of campaigning will not hurt.

Being a part of the SSAA Board is an extremely interesting, exciting and satisfying endeavour. Personally, I have been in the storage industry for over 17 years and to be able to give something back to an industry has been extremely rewarding.

Guy Wilson, SSAA Chairman

Service Member Profile: G & M Stormore

G & M Stormore have completed numerous projects for the self-storage industry, Including Stage 2 At M1 Mega storage Morisset, extension of Rushcutters Bay Wine storage Facility, Stage 2 at Storage King Castle hill and Hallmark storage Brookvale to name a few.

G & M Stormore

Plus not to mention all the other smaller projects completed in between! All of our projects have been fulfilled and completed to our high quality standards.

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Don’t hesitate to contact Michael Watson to discuss your current and future endeavors for your facilities.


Service Member Profile: Self Storage Investments

Creating Investment Opportunities in Self Storage

2014 was a big year for Self Storage Investments having been a part of several large transactions for some of our clients and providing new development consulting for others.

2015 was similarly a very active time for our group with increased activity and interest in Self Storage within Australia and the Australasian region.

The Self Storage Investments team has grown in 2015 by welcoming a new addition to the group. Michael Yip has joined the team as an assistant project manager. Michael comes with a background in Construction Management.

As it stands, Self Storage Investments is working on a number of Metropolitan Self Storage development opportunities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. We are seeking Joint venture partnerships to develop these assets.

If you are looking for opportunities to be involved, we would be interested to have a confidential discussion about potential partnership opportunities. Please contact Simon Degaris at simon@selfstorageinvestments.com.au

Other Services include:
• Development Consultancy
• Divestment Services
• Joint Venture Creation.

For more information about us please see our website www.selfstorageinvestments.com.au

Service Member Profile: Que Access

QueAccess Pty Ltd are a an Electronic Security & Locksmiths company servicing South East Queensland.

Specialising in self storage security with over 60 years combined experience in the security industry across our 3 members of staff.

We are an authorised sales & service agent for PTI Security Systems.

Our company and staff are fully licensed and well trained in the industry, as well as being a proud member of the master locksmiths association of Australasia.

We offer the following services: CCTV, Access Control, Intercoms, Gate Automation, Locks, Safes, & Keys.

Call us today !!
Name: QueAccess Pty Ltd (Logo attached)
Address: Unit 6, 21-23 Flinders Parade, North Lakes, QLD 4509
Email: kevin@queaccess.com.au

Service Member Profile: Southwell Lifts & Hoists

Celebrating nearly 20 years with Self Storage Association of Australasia and 70 years of manufacturing within Australia.

Southwell Lifts Hoists are the leading supplier to Self Storage Industry of Goods Hoists and Goods Personnel Hoists which are disability compliant.


Southwell Lifts Hoists provide dependable, robust, well engineered and cost-effective vertical lifts from Ground to Mezzanine or three and four level applications.


Goods Hoists and Freight Lifts can be tailored to your specific needs and pictured here is one of 2 In Shaft Goods Personnel Hoist recently installed at a Self-Storage facility in Western Australia.

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Talk to Mark or David who will meet all your lifts and hoists needs

Ph: 1800 244 787
E: sales@southwell.com.au
W: www.southwell.com.au

Service Member Profile: Transcorp Removals & Storage

Transcorp Removals have experienced significant growth recently with more interstate and local furniture removal trucks offering self-storage customers greater options at competitive rates.


One of the main contributors has been the ongoing service we provide to the self storage facilities – particular your interstate inquiries. We perform regular interstate relocations to/from ALL capitals cities – 7 Days / Week.


Our huge network of removal teams means that we can resolve and quote most furniture relocations. Working together with all the SSAA members and regular advertising in the monthly magazine has helped with the awareness. Transcorp Removals is also becoming a household name as over 60% of our new work is via referrals or repeat business. We sincerely thank you for the work and we will continue servicing your customers needs.


Unlike other removal companies; Transcorp will continue to NOT charge depot, call out, credit card or toll fees. This is particularly relevant for local removals. Voted # 1 for the past 4 years and we continue to be the preferred choice of removalist via independent customer studies.

For more information visit: transcorpremovalsandstorage.com.au

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