Body Corporate and Community Management Regulations – Consultation on draft legislation

Consultation updates

Consultation closing date extended to 1 December 2019.

Additional draft regulations released for consultation on 4 October 2019.

The community and stakeholders are invited to have your say on proposed reforms to regulations under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act).

Most bodies corporate in Queensland are community titles schemes registered under the BCCM Act. The Act permits the creation and operation of community titles schemes in Queensland. There are also 5 regulation modules, which set out more detailed laws that bodies corporate must follow.

Learn more about the current regulation modules and which regulation module applies to your community titles scheme.

What is changing

New regulation modules are being prepared.

The new regulation modules will include reforms to streamline and modernise body corporate procedures, reduce body corporate costs and enhance protections for unit owners. A summary of the reforms to each regulation module is provided with the consultation draft of the regulation module below.

The reforms to the regulation modules have been developed after extensive stakeholder and community consultation about the recommendations of the review of property law in Queensland that was conducted by the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The changes included in the consultation drafts relate primarily to QUT’s recommendations about body corporate procedural issues, which were contained their report, Final recommendations: Procedural Issues under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (PDF, 1.4MB).

The proposed reforms will be included in the regulation module that relates to specified two-lot schemes through an amendment regulation at the same time that the other 4 modules are replaced.

The Body Corporate and Community Management Regulation 2008 prescribes fees for the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. The Body Corporate and Community Management Regulation 2019 (BCCM Regulation 2019) has been prepared to replace it. The replacement regulation contains the same fees as the existing regulation, but expands the power of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management to waive particular fees under the Act.

As these are consultation drafts, the drafts may not reflect the final form of the regulations and could change. Please note, the draft regulations do not include transitional provisions; they are currently being developed.

Consultation drafts

Standard module

Accommodation module

Commercial module

Small schemes module

Specified two-lot schemes module

BCCM Regulation 2019

Consultation draft of the Body Corporate and Community Management Regulation 2019

How to have your say

The release of the consultation drafts give you the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes before the regulations are made.

Lodge your submissions by email or post.

Email

QUTreviewBCCM@justice.qld.gov.au

Post

Office of Regulatory Policy
Department of Justice and Attorney‐General
GPO Box 3111
BRISBANE QLD 4001

Submission closing dates:

All draft regulations —The submission closing date has been extended to 1 December 2019.