June 9th, 2014
On Friday 6th June 2014 the Department of Commerce released a media statement announcing the second stage of the review into the Residential Parks (Long Stay Tenant) Act 2006.
To All those in the industry it is important to take time to read the second stage of the review into the Act that covers all parts of permanent residents living in caravan parks and residential lifestyle villages in Western Australia.
The second stage is called a Regulatory Impact Statement and sets out options that received in comments into the first stage of the review in 2012.
As the Department of Commerce’s website say’s “The paper tests those options, sets out some of the pros and cons and seeks feedback from stakeholders. The options seek to balance the competing interests of tenants and park operators, by providing appropriate protection for tenants, while seeking to ensure the residential parks sector remains viable for operators.”
The Association is in the process of reviewing the consultation paper and will engage with Members to ensure a submission to the paper is made with Members input and perspective. We will ensure that Members are informed of the position and comments that the Association will make in the submission and encourage Members to make their own submission in support of the industry position.
Submissions close on the 12th of September 2014 and details on how to make a submission are provided in the document. Simply click on the link to the discussion paper here to find the full document.