Views sought on proposed changes to body corporate regulations

Activity occurred prior to the current government.

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is seeking public comment on proposed regulations under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.

The need for the regulations arises from the expiry of existing regulations under the Act on 1 September 2008. It is proposed to remake, with enhancements, four expiring regulation modules (the Accommodation, Commercial, Small Schemes and Standard Modules) and an expiring fees regulation. Subject to supporting amendments to the Act, a new Two-lot Schemes regulation module is also proposed.

The regulations provide management processes and procedures designed to meet the needs of different types of community titles schemes, and set out fees payable for dispute resolution services provided under the Act.

A regulatory impact statement has been prepared to explain the need for the proposed regulations and to present an evaluation of the likely costs and benefits of the regulations.

Submissions closed on 14 March 2008.