Consultations on the review of Strata Titles and Emergency Services Acts

We wish to draw your attention to consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry. We have provided links to the consultation information below.

As these reviews and subsequent consultations are not being carried out by the Building Commission, you will need to direct any submissions or questions to the relevant agency. Details of how to make a submission are available via the links below.

Strata Titles Act Reform

The State Government has set strata reform as a key priority and Landgate has been tasked to deliver reforms to the Strata Titles Act 1985 in 2015, including Tenure reform and the Community Titles Advisory Committee amendments. The reforms will ensure Western Australia has a modern Strata Titles Act to better meet the State’s needs in light of future growth and help provide more flexible, affordable and liveable housing options, which in turn will benefit strata owners and residents.

Four discussion papers are being developed across the main reform areas: tenure, management, strata managers and dispute resolution. These papers, in varying stages of development, are evolving as meetings with stakeholders continue. A draft of the Land Tenure Options Discussion Paper is available on the website.

DFES Concept Paper: Review of Emergency Services Acts

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has undertaken a review of the Fire Brigades Act 1942 (Fire Brigades Act), the Bush Fires Act 1954 (Bush Fires Act) and the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1998 (Fire and Emergency Services Act).

The Concept Paper: Review of the Emergency Services Acts (the Concept Paper) examines the high-level concepts for how emergency services can be better delivered to Western Australians under a single combined Act. 

Building and Energy
Department News
29 May 2014

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