We would like to thank everyone who participated in the online consultation on Strata Law reform. We had an amazing response and your comments have been included in a report which was presented to the NSW Government in May 2012. While you are no longer able to comment on the consultation questions, we invite you to read the submissions which will remain on the site as a record. If you would like to receive updates on Strata Reform, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your support.
Read about the launch of the report.
Download the Strata Laws Online Consultation Report (pdf 5MB).
August 2012 update from Minister Roberts.
February 2013 update from Minister Roberts.
NSW FAIR TRADING RELEASES SECOND PHASE STRATA DISCUSSION PAPER.
PARTICIPATE IN FAIR TRADING STRATA SURVEY (now closed).
Strata and Community Title Law Reform Position Paper
The New South Wales Government plans to commence a review of the State’s strata and community title laws in 2012, which may include significant amendments to the existing legislation. To support this reform, public policy think-tank Global Access Partners (GAP) is hosting an online community consultation on Open Forum to give individuals and businesses affected by the reforms an opportunity to voice their opinions, share their experiences, raise specific issues or concerns and suggest possible solutions. We invite your comments on the following questions:
Q1. What are the main areas of the existing strata and community scheme laws you would like to see changed?
Q2. Can you see any future issues that need to be addressed in the legislation?
Q3. How could the management of strata and community schemes be improved?
Q4. Are there any changes needed to the way disputes in strata and community schemes are resolved?
The consultation is open to the general public as well as members of the strata community, including owners, tenants, strata agents, developers, surveyors, valuers, real estate agents, lawyers and academics who have experience and understanding of the current legislation, or specialist knowledge of the strata industry. Larger organisations and key stakeholder bodies are also invited to contribute.
Contributions close 29 February 2012.
DISCLAIMER: The comments published below represent a wide range of views and interests of the participating individuals and organisations. Statements made during online discussions are the personal opinions of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect those of the NSW Government or Open Forum. Open Forum, at all times and at its absolute discretion, reserves the right to remove offensive comments from the Strata Laws Online Consultation. For your reference, any comments/messages that are offensive for the online consultation would include any or all of the following: breach of privacy, defamatory content, profane content, risk of contempt of court, racial and religious hatred/vilification, confidentiality concerns.