Company History

CDS was founded by Chris and Jenni Darby in the 1970’s.  Over the course of 40 years, both Chris and Jenni built the biggest strata company in the Illawarra, successfully looking after hundreds of local properties.  

In 2019, CNG Property Group purchased the business and now supports the local team with state of the art technology, systems and a highly skilled head office. 

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  • We have over 40 years of industry experience; are always updated on the latest legislative changes and developments in strata living such as the Strata Schemes Management Act; and have a highly qualified and trained strata services team.
  • With our locally-based strata managers in Wollongong and the Illawarra, you will always have the opportunity to deal with directors, managers as well as administration staff.
  • As we are local, we have the ability to be on site within a few minutes if required.
  • We have strong relationships with local and qualified trades people.
  • Meetings are held at venues and times decided by owners including weekends and evenings.

Client Service Charter

Below are the timeframes you can expect to hear from us when making contact with the team:

  • Telephone calls – responded to within 24 hours
  • Email and other written correspondence – responded to within 48 hours
  • Minutes of meetings – issued within the legislative timeframes
  • Agendas of meetings – issued within the legislative timeframes