Have your say on retirement village law reforms - Retirement villages bulletin 14

Update on the retirement village legislation reform process

Submissions to all Consultation Regulatory Impact Statements (CRIS) are now closed.

We would like to thank all stakeholders who provided feedback during the consultation period of the retirement village reform process. You can view the CRIS 1-4 papers on the Retirement village law reforms 2019 - 2021 website page. 

You can register via email to receive further updates on the reform process.

If you have any queries about the reform process please e-mail Consumer Protection WA.

11 June 2021

Have your say on retirement village law reforms

Consumer Protection has released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement 4 (CRIS 4) outlining proposed retirement village law reforms. You are invited to provide your feedback before submissions close on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

CRIS 4 includes proposals for a process to manage significant changes to a village, improving protections for consumers in 'off the plan' sales and leases, and clarifying when the Retirement Villages Act applies to aged care residential facilities.

CRIS 4 also seeks feedback on issues relating to dispute resolution, strata title retirement villages, building defects, insurance, and the provision of home care services in retirement villages.

The public consultation phase commenced in August 2019. We aim to complete the public consultation in mid–2021, with recommendations to be made to the State Government by the end of 2021.

How to have your say

Consumer Protection greatly appreciates the efforts the community has already put into engaging with the previous proposals in CRIS' 1 to 3, and continues to welcome feedback on all papers.

We encourage you to read CRIS 4 and share your thoughts on reforms by making a submission. If it will help with your response, you can request a Word document with just the consultation questions, by emailing our Policy team.

Submissions can be made by:

Retirement Villages Consultation
Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Consumer Protection Division
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892

More information

If you have any queries about CRIS, please contact our Policy and Legislation team via Consumer Protection's Contact Centre on 1300 304 054 or email.


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Last updated 04 Dec 2023

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