This Media Release from 18 February 2020 discussing the following key developments for the WA Strata Reforms regarding the Regulations has been provided by Landgate.
We’d like to update you on the following:
1 May 2020 | Proposed commencement of amended STA
The amended Strata Titles Act 1985 (amended STA) is proposed to commence on 1 May 2020. This date is subject to the Strata Titles (General) Regulations 2019 progressing through the parliamentary process and may change as a result.
Landgate expects to confirm the commencement date in April 2020.
Helping you to prepare | Online resources and readiness sessions
There will be new requirements within WA’s strata framework that may apply to you on commencement of the amended STA.
In April 2020, community readiness sessions will be held across Perth and select regional areas to help people prepare for the changes. Session dates, locations and registration details will be announced soon.
Prior to commencement, the following resources will also be available at strata.wa.gov.au:
- An updated guide to strata titles
- A new guide to consolidating by-laws
WA’s New Strata Regulations Are Now With Parliament
This Media Release from 20 December 2019 discussing the following key developments for the WA Strata Reforms regarding the Regulations has been provided by Landgate.
Our State’s amended strata laws and new regulations will support the growing number of West Australians who own, work or live in a strata property, as well as those looking to buy.
WA’s new strata regulations are now with Parliament
The week of the 20 December 2019 the Strata Titles (General) Regulations 2019, which accompany the amended Strata Titles Act 1985, were delivered to Parliament.
This milestone marks the conclusion of the consultation and drafting phase which you have played a key role in helping shape.
The regulations will now be scrutinised by Parliament and proceed through several important steps, including:
- publication in the Government Gazette on 31 December 2019
- tabling to the Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
- tabling before each house of Parliament
- allowing 14 sitting days for each house of Parliament (during which the regulations are disallowable)
A link to the published regulations is available at strata.wa.gov.au and can be accessed here: Document library. Alternatively, you can view a copy on State Law Publisher’s website after they appear in the Government Gazette on 31 December 2019.
Once the Parliamentary process for the regulations is complete, a commencement date for the amended Strata Titles Act 1985 will be announced.
Frequently Asked Questions – now available
During our recent public consultation on the Strata Titles (General) Regulations 2019 we received many insightful questions from the WA community.
If you’re interested in seeing what questions other people asked and our responses, visit our new frequently asked questions page.
Community Titles Regulations
Landgate in collaboration with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is currently developing the proposed regulations to support the Community Titles Act 2018. This work will continue in the first half of next year and involve targeted consultation with industry and community groups.
We will keep you informed of key developments throughout 2020.
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This post appears in Strata News #311.