Shelter WA hosts briefing on new strata title legislation

Shelter WA recently hosted a key stakeholder briefing with Landgate on new Strata Title legislation, currently being drafted for Western Australia.

The briefing, on November 22,  was an opportunity to discuss the benefit of new strata title reforms for housing providers in WA.

These reforms provide some great opportunities for Community Housing Providers, especially the Community Titles Bill, which gives greater flexibility for new developments.

The briefing was a great opportunity to pose key questions to experts working on both these reforms.

The presentation that was provided by Landgate on the day is available here.

The proposed reforms aim to provide more flexible and sustainable housing options to benefit strata owners, residents, tenants, investors and developers.

These reforms encourage quality urban infill and vibrant precincts.

The introduction of a Community Title scheme is an important alternative for larger-scale and more complex projects with shared infrastructure and services, including facilitating a mix of uses in a single building or development.

A key to the reform package is the safeguard provisions for the termination of schemes, and strengthening of protections for minority position owner-occupiers, including vulnerable and disadvantaged homeowners and renters in strata-titled buildings.

Given this reform package is so extensive, Shelter WA is looking to host another event in early 2018 to discuss these reforms further.  Shelter WA members will have priority at this event; another reason to become a Shelter WA member.

More information on the reforms:

  • Cabinet has supported the drafting of a strata reform legislation package including a Strata Titles Amendment Bill and a Community Titles Bill.
  • The Hon. Rita Saffioti, Minister for Transport; Planning & Lands has recently indicated these Bills will be introduced in the first half of 2018.
  • Detailed information is available at www.landgate.wa.gov.au/stratareform

 

 

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