Residential land lease communities: electricity charging options

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Electricity charges vary across different residential land lease communities. In around 40 per cent of these communities, the operator supplies electricity to the residents through a network within the community rather than the residents being supplied and billed directly by a licensed retail electricity company. If you live or work in one of these communities, we’d like to hear from you.

In a residential land lease community, you own or rent the home you live in, but the land is leased from the community operator. More than 35,000 people live on permanent sites in over 500 caravan and residential parks across NSW.

The Department of Customer Service is reviewing the laws under the Residential Land Lease Communities Act 2013 and invited public feedback from December 2020 to March 2021.

We asked for comment on three options for how people living in residential land lease communities could be charged for electricity. Your feedback raised concerns about the current method being too complex and that it doesn't allow community operators to recover any costs of managing the supply of electricity to residents. Feedback did not show strong support for the alternative options.

For more information on the earlier review, please visit the consultation page.

New options for electricity charging

After considering several other policy options, we are now asking for your feedback on setting the maximum amount that a resident in a land lease community may be charged for electricity at the median market price. This could be achieved through:

For more detail read our case studies in the tabs below showing how the new options apply in different scenarios.

Tell us what you think

You can have your say by completing the quick poll or the survey.

Electricity charges vary across different residential land lease communities. In around 40 per cent of these communities, the operator supplies electricity to the residents through a network within the community rather than the residents being supplied and billed directly by a licensed retail electricity company. If you live or work in one of these communities, we’d like to hear from you.

In a residential land lease community, you own or rent the home you live in, but the land is leased from the community operator. More than 35,000 people live on permanent sites in over 500 caravan and residential parks across NSW.

The Department of Customer Service is reviewing the laws under the Residential Land Lease Communities Act 2013 and invited public feedback from December 2020 to March 2021.

We asked for comment on three options for how people living in residential land lease communities could be charged for electricity. Your feedback raised concerns about the current method being too complex and that it doesn't allow community operators to recover any costs of managing the supply of electricity to residents. Feedback did not show strong support for the alternative options.

For more information on the earlier review, please visit the consultation page.

New options for electricity charging

After considering several other policy options, we are now asking for your feedback on setting the maximum amount that a resident in a land lease community may be charged for electricity at the median market price. This could be achieved through:

For more detail read our case studies in the tabs below showing how the new options apply in different scenarios.

Tell us what you think

You can have your say by completing the quick poll or the survey.