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:

We need the right rules so everyone can enjoy the benefits of community living in NSW.

Your feedback will help us understand how to effectively manage and govern community land schemes in NSW.

Tell us what you think

To have your say on the Community Land Management Regulation 2021, complete our survey below or upload a written submission. To have your say on the Community Land Development Regulation 2021, upload a written submission.

The primary goal of the community lands reforms is alignment with the strata schemes laws. That’s why we’re seeking limited feedback on Regulations, focusing on issues that are unique to community lands or may require a different approach to strata.

You may also like to refer to the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 and Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016 when thinking about how the Community Scheme laws relate to the Strata Scheme laws.

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:

We need the right rules so everyone can enjoy the benefits of community living in NSW.

Your feedback will help us understand how to effectively manage and govern community land schemes in NSW.

Tell us what you think

To have your say on the Community Land Management Regulation 2021, complete our survey below or upload a written submission. To have your say on the Community Land Development Regulation 2021, upload a written submission.

The primary goal of the community lands reforms is alignment with the strata schemes laws. That’s why we’re seeking limited feedback on Regulations, focusing on issues that are unique to community lands or may require a different approach to strata.

You may also like to refer to the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 and Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016 when thinking about how the Community Scheme laws relate to the Strata Scheme laws.