Praise for Govt’s strata title overhaul
BETTER CHOICE, AFFORDABILITY
PROPERTY groups have backed the State Government’s planned strata reforms.
The government will introduce legislative changes to the strata titles system, the first major change in more than 20 years.
Housing Industry Association WA executive director John Gelavis said it would enable greater housing choice throughout Perth suburbs.
“Housing choice is critical for affordable housing and changes to this legislation should ultimately provide more options for consumers,” he said.
“It should also positively contribute towards meeting our density targets by making it easier for mixed-use developments to be titled.
“The association looks forward to working with the Government to develop the changes to ensure a positive outcome for the housing industry.”
According to Property Council WA executive director Lino Iacomella, the introduction of a community titles scheme would deliver mixed use transit hubs by allowing development next to Metronet lines and above train stations.
“Community Title will enable developments that can provide affordable housing and meet needs such as shopping and business transactions all within walking distance of the train station,” he said.
“This level of liveability is something rarely seen in WA due to overly-restrictive strata laws.
“Once the new strata legislation is passed, we’ll see transport-orientated developments taking shape that will transform how West Australians think about public transport.”
Mr Iacomella said there was potential for creating greater housing choices and more affordable solutions.
HIA director John Gelavis.