• Last chance to comment on NSW strata reform

    editor     |      November 9, 2012

    The NSW Government is currently reviewing the strata and community title laws and wants to hear your views and carefully consider all submissions made as part of its strata and community title law reform process.

  • New government discussion paper outlines options for NSW strata

    The Hon Anthony Roberts     |      September 16, 2012

    It is estimated that more than half of Sydney-siders will live in strata developments by 2030. Anthony Roberts says that statistic makes it essential that the State has an effective strata framework.

  • Having your say – a review of the Strata and Community Title Laws

    The Hon Anthony Roberts     |      August 27, 2012

    Strata living in New South Wales is set to change with the State Government currently  preparing a discussion paper covering the points raised during the recent Strata Laws consultation.

  • Strata Laws consultation report released

    Helen Hull     |      May 11, 2012

    NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has welcomed the release of the Global Access Partners’ (GAP) Strata Laws Online Consultation Report. Hosted on the Open Forum website, the consultation saw 1230 individual comments on four key questions.

  • Management changes missing from strata legislation

    Colin Grace     |      February 28, 2012

    Colin Grace identifies a number of crucial management changes he believes should have been included in the 1995-96 strata legislative review, and they go to the heart of daily strata management.

  • Have your say on Strata Law reforms

    Suresh Manickam     |      February 27, 2012

    Suresh Manickam calls on the community to have their say on the Strata Laws consultation before it closes on 29 February. ”I strongly encourage everybody living and working in strata to voice their opinions on strata at the Strata Laws Online Consultation.”

  • Not seeing the (strata) wood for the trees

    Francesco Andreone     |      February 24, 2012

    Francesco Andreone looks at the steady decline in the quality of new strata developments and identifies some much needed procedural strata law reforms. ”Sometimes we don’t see what’s obvious because we’re too focused on small details and miss the bigger picture.

  • Ability to terminate strata schemes key for growth

    Chris Johnson     |      February 22, 2012

    The Strata Laws need to be changed to allow many inner and middle ring areas to go through a regeneration, just as in many suburban streets, houses are knocked down and replaced with better quality houses.

  • Better solutions for dispute resolution

    Kay Ransome     |      February 19, 2012

    Disputes in strata schemes can and do occur.  Chairperson of the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, Kay Ransome, wonders whether there may be a better dispute resolution model.

    It is an unfortunate fact of life that disputes in strata and community schemes can and do arise.

    The requirement in the present legislation for mediation of disputes is an important step in achieving solutions parties can work with.  For matters which do not resolve at mediation, there are currently different paths to determination depending on the type of dispute – an adjudication and a hearing before the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT).

  • Strata Laws Online Consultation: CLOSED

    editor     |      February 15, 2012

    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.

  • Feedback vital for strata regulatory reform

    The Hon Anthony Roberts     |      February 14, 2012

    As the Strata Laws online consultation enters its final weeks, NSW Minister for Fair Trading the Hon Anthony Roberts, calls for feedback on what parts of the current legislation are working well.

  • Rethinking strata reform

    strataman     |      February 14, 2012

    With the rapidly changing landscape of housing in New South Wales, Strataman says it is time to rethink our entire approach to strata. ”While commerce around the world is at a ‘change point’, Strata is no different.”