Watch this presentation for an overview of the proposed strata reforms.
The WA Government has given Landgate responsibility for delivering reforms to Western Australia's Strata Titles Act 1985..
The proposed reforms aim to provide more flexible and sustainable housing options to benefit developers, strata owners, investors, residents and tenants. They aim to improve the way strata schemes work but not to change current strata owners' land titles and boundaries.
Strata reform update
Landgate is continuing to work closely with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) to progress the drafting of proposed changes to the Strata Titles Act 1985.
You can read the detail of these changes here on our webpages, view our video presentations or download printable documents containing information on each area of reform. Landgate is updating this information as drafting progresses and subscribers to the strata reform newsletter will be advised when there are updates.
Landgate has been presenting to industry groups as part of the Strata Titles Act Reform Knowledge Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to consult and share reform information with professionals who work in the strata industry and people who own a strata lot. The groups who have already received presentations include:
- Law Society of WA
- Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)
- Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
- Property Council of Australia - WA
- Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
- Australian Property Institute (API)
- Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AIC)
- Strata Community Australia – WA (SCAWA)
Each event has provided valuable feedback which has been used to refine the Strata Titles Amendment Bill while it is being drafted by the PCO.
Landgate aims to introduce the strata reform Bill to Parliament in 2017.
The public will have a chance to read the Bill when it is ready.
Keep up to date with what is happening with the reforms by subscribing to the reform newsletter and by regularly visiting the reform information on this website.
Areas of reform
Steps to reform
These have been completed:
- September 2013 to October 2014 - Reform concepts developed and consultation with industry and strata experts
- October 2014 to January 2015 - Public consultation paper released for comment, receiving more than 1,160 comments
- January 2015 to October 2015 - Feedback and research assessment, proposals refined and recommendations put to Government
- January 2016 - Minister for Lands announces Cabinet approval to draft the Bill
These are still to be achieved:
- Parliamentary Counsel's Office (PCO) drafts the Bill in accordance with the assigned drafting priority
- the Minister introduces the draft Bill into Parliament and requests that it is printed
- the Bill passes through the upper and lower houses of Parliament
- the Bill is passed
- the Regulations to support the Act are drafted
- the amended legislation comes into effect.
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Send your feedback and enquiries about the Strata Titles Act 1985 reforms to StrataTitlesActReform@landgate.wa.gov.au or call Landgate's Customer Service team on +61 (0)8 9273 7373.
Disclaimer These web pages have been prepared for the purposes of informing stakeholders and the community on the nature and scope of the proposed reforms to the legislation relating to strata title. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information presented in these web pages is accurate at the time of publication. Because these web pages avoid the use of legal language, information about the law may have been summarised or expressed in general statements. This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional legal advice or reference to the actual legislation. The contents of these web pages should not be relied on as a guide for current or future legislation relating to strata title in Western Australia or in relation to current or future development proposals, commercial transactions or dealings in strata title.
Please note: Landgate is Western Australia's statutory authority responsible for the administration of the Strata Titles Act 1985 (the Act) and associated Regulations. The Act does not provide Landgate with any judicial powers to enforce legislation. Under the Act, the State Administrative Tribunal is empowered with this function. Landgate is responsible for registration matters only and cannot provide advice pertaining to existing strata management or other strata living matters.