Community Schemes Law Reform NSW – Have Your Say

The New South Wales (NSW) government is seeking feedback from the public on the drafting of the Community Land Management Bill 2019 and the Community Land Development Bill 2019.

What Are the Changes?

The existing community scheme laws for NSW are 30+ years old. 

The Bills entirely rewrite NSW Community Schemes laws to evolve and modernise to meet consumer needs.

They aim to make community land development legislation more flexible and implement feedback from Strata laws.

Some of the proposed changes are:

To make the way schemes are managed more transparent and improving accountability
To simplify the dispute resolution process within schemes
To give more flexibility within schemes to control parking
Updating the definitions of multiple terms to ensure consistency and accurate use of terms across the industry
To use technology to encourage an increase in participation from scheme members, owners and tenants

To read more about the changes to the Community Land Management Bill 2019 click here.
To read more about the changes to the Community Land Development Bill 2019 click here.

What Is Next?

After preparing and Consulting, the NSW Government proposed to commence the updated Community Land Management Laws and Community Land Development laws at the same time.

Have Your Say!

Now is the chance to have your say. Public consultation began on 5 December 2019. You have until 28 February 2020 to submit your views on the proposed reforms.

Click here and scroll down to the end of the page to open the online form or email to have your say. If you are unable to provide your submission electronically mail your submission to the address below before the due date.

Community schemes law reform consultation
Regulatory Policy, Better Regulation Division
NSW Department of Customer Service
Level 5, 2-24 Rawson Place
Haymarket NSW 2001

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