HAVE YOUR SAY ON PROPOSAL
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