Strata law shake up
PORT Douglas has an above average percentage of residents occupying apartments, a sector of the property market preparing for radical changes to body coporate laws.
Proposed changes to the law would empower body corporates to declare unit blocks smoke-free or pet-free buildings, and even force unit owners to sell their homes if enough of their neighbours wanted to accept a developer’s offer – colloquially called the “kick granny from her flat law” in NSW.
A public seminar to discuss the proposed changes to body corporate laws in Queensland will be held at the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa on Mitre St at Port Douglas on October 19.
According to the 2016 Census, 19 per cent of people in the Port Douglas-Daintree region live in an apartment, unit, flat or townhouse. The Queensland average is 16 per cent.
The seminar will feature presentations from Chris Irons, the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management, and strata law expert Frank Higginson from Hynes Legal in Brisbane, who will talk in plain English about what the current
Quicksilver managing director Tony Baker with Douglas Shire mayor Julia Leu at a ceremony to mark the start of work on the site yesterday