Community scheme reforms have been unveiled in a position paper, outlining 58 proposed law reforms. Go to our Useful information section to download the position paper.
The NSW Government is reforming NSW strata and community schemes laws.
NSW has around 75,000 strata schemes worth $350 billion in assets. The reforms will affect some 2 million industry professionals, strata owners, and residents in strata-titled townhouses and units.
Based on consultation, 70 proposed reforms will update 50-year-old strata scheme laws. Together, they will help to guide strata schemes to best manage their strata community's needs into the future.
Community schemes law reform is underway with a community schemes law reform position paper released, outlining 58 reforms. Go to our Useful information section to download the position paper. Check our website for future updates.
Before the proposed reforms start, NSW Fair Trading will provide updates and information on how changes will affect the rights and responsibilities of people involved in strata and community schemes. Register here for strata and community schemes email updates.
Research and people having their say has informed the comprehensive reforms. This includes 1,200 online and 1,900 discussion paper submissions.
The following consultations took place:
A Position Paper has been published outlining the Government’s proposed community scheme law reforms. The reforms mirror many of the proposed changes to strata scheme laws, seeking to ensure that the laws provide flexibility, transparency and accountability with strong consumer protections but without imposing unnecessary red tape.
Keep informed by checking this page for updates or Register here for strata and community scheme email updates.
Given the strong similarities in many areas of strata scheme and community scheme laws, the proposed reforms in the community scheme law reform position paper mirror many of the proposed reforms in the strata scheme law reform position paper.
While this will enhance consistency across both sets of laws, it is also acknowledged that some of the strata scheme law reforms, for example secret ballots and proxy vote limits, will be most relevant to the operation of neighbourhood associations. These types of reforms may not be necessary or practical for the operation of precinct and community associations.
Among the reforms proposed for both strata and community schemes are:
These proposed reforms include:
Free events with information on current laws include:
You can also find information on current laws using the Strata schemes section of our site.
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