Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

NEW leg­isla­tive re­form is look­ing to create more af­ford­able hous­ing op­tions and make shared liv­ing com­mu­ni­ties more at­trac­tive through bet­ter man­age­ment and more ef­fi­cient dis­pute res­o­lu­tion.

Landgate is now call­ing for comment from strata prop­erty own­ers and ten­ants on the pro­posed re­forms to the State’s Strata Ti­tles Act 1985. Lands Min­is­ter Terry Red­man said the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion phase was crit­i­cal so peo­ple who owned and lived in strata scheme hous­ing or who in­tend to live in a strata com­mu­nity in the fu­ture could have their say and pro­vide feed­back.

“WA is ex­pected to be home to more than 3.5 mil­lion peo­ple by 2031 and we need a more ro­bust and work­able leg­isla­tive frame­work to sup­port strata ti­tle de­vel­op­ment and meet the fu­ture hous­ing de­mands of the State,” he said.

“It is hoped these re­forms will en­tice land de­vel­op­ers and in­vestors to WA with pro­vi­sions for more in­no­va­tive and flex­i­ble planned com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ments, which is cur­rently a bar­rier to prop­erty growth in WA.”

The area of re­form be­ing re­viewed by Landgate fo­cused on op­tions for strata de­vel­op­ment and ten­ure, ven­dor dis­clo­sure, dis­pute res­o­lu­tion, man­age­ment of strata and ter­mi­na­tion of schemes.

“These re­forms will give strata own­ers and res­i­dents more af­ford­able and live­able hous­ing op­tions, op­tions for owning ti­tle to land and build­ings, an im­proved stan­dard of ser­vice from strata com­pa­nies, and bet­ter man­age­ment and dis­pute res­o­lu­tion pro­cesses,” the min­is­ter said.

The con­sul­ta­tion pa­per is at con­sult.landgate.wa.gov.au.

Sub­mis­sions close on Jan­uary 16

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