Help modernise community land schemes in NSW

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Community scheme laws affect people living and working in nearly 3,000 community, precinct or neighbourhood schemes across NSW. They are an increasingly popular lifestyle choice with a range of convenient communal facilities.

Community land schemes may be rural subdivisions or large closed communities and include commercial and residential tenants.

New draft Regulations for Community Land Management and Community Land Development modernise community schemes laws for owners, tenants and managing agents. They aim to ensure the new Community Land Management Act 2021 and the Community Land Development Act 2021 work effectively and deliver key reforms.

Improving flexibility and governance arrangements

To help these new Acts deliver key reforms, we’d like to hear how the proposed regulations can be shaped to improve the experience of people who live or work in nearly 3,000 community land schemes in NSW, or are involved in their development.

The proposed regulations aim to:

  • provide modern, flexible and democratic governance arrangements
  • improve maintenance of shared property and financial management
  • support a simpler and more flexible development process
  • create consistency between community lands and strata schemes laws in NSW.

Changes are described in detail in the:


Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 29 July 2021. Thank you to all participants for providing input, which we are currently reviewing. We need the right rules so everyone can enjoy the benefits of community living in NSW.

Community scheme laws affect people living and working in nearly 3,000 community, precinct or neighbourhood schemes across NSW. They are an increasingly popular lifestyle choice with a range of convenient communal facilities.

Community land schemes may be rural subdivisions or large closed communities and include commercial and residential tenants.

New draft Regulations for Community Land Management and Community Land Development modernise community schemes laws for owners, tenants and managing agents. They aim to ensure the new Community Land Management Act 2021 and the Community Land Development Act 2021 work effectively and deliver key reforms.

Improving flexibility and governance arrangements

To help these new Acts deliver key reforms, we’d like to hear how the proposed regulations can be shaped to improve the experience of people who live or work in nearly 3,000 community land schemes in NSW, or are involved in their development.

The proposed regulations aim to:

  • provide modern, flexible and democratic governance arrangements
  • improve maintenance of shared property and financial management
  • support a simpler and more flexible development process
  • create consistency between community lands and strata schemes laws in NSW.

Changes are described in detail in the:


Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 29 July 2021. Thank you to all participants for providing input, which we are currently reviewing. We need the right rules so everyone can enjoy the benefits of community living in NSW.