Strata Act Review

Massive strata reforms came into force on 30 November 2016 and as part of these changes to Strata legislation a Statutory Review was scheduled for late 2020.

Almost from the moment the new framework began, the REINSW Strata Management Chapter Committee commenced analysing the changes. The Committee kept a watchful eye on the impact of the reforms on day-to-day practice, continually assessing what’s working and what’s not.

After years of work, REINSW and the Committee formally lodged a preliminary submission with Government on 8 October 2020.

Post the release of the Government’s Discussion Paper, REINSW and the Strata Management Chapter Committee continue their quest for effective change benefitting all stakeholders in the strata world.

REINSW Preliminary Submission

The Preliminary Submission highlighted the areas of the legislation that are problematic in practice and require change. The aim was to influence the topics in the Government’s Discussion Paper. This Paper commenced the public consultation phase of the Statutory Review. View the submission here >> .

Strata Reforms: The Issues

REINSW and the Strata Management Chapter Committee having reviewed the legislation have identified the issues in practice. Read more >>


Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and progression of REINSW’s Strata Act Review.

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Strata Act Review & Management Reforms News


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