Thousands of Central Coast residents are being encouraged to have their say on how laws can be changed to better support people living or working in strata schemes.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW Government is reviewing the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 and Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.
“There are now 4,388 strata schemes on the Central Coast and many thousands of local residents live in these apartments and townhouses,” Mr Crouch said.
“Our region is expected to grow by 95,250 people between 2016 and 2041, which means the number of strata schemes across the Coast will also grow very quickly.
“The NSW Government is seeking input to ensure the laws covering strata living can be relevant and up-to-date.
“In particular, we know more needs to be done to ensure that apartment buildings are well-maintained and free of building defects over their lifetime, so that owners aren’t out-of-pocket by tens of thousands of dollars. The current review seeks to address this.”
Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said feedback was also being sought on a new digital Strata Portal that will capture mandatory information for each strata building in NSW and make it available to the regulator to ensure compliance with fire and other important safety requirements.
“Strata schemes are integral to supporting NSW’s growing population and housing boom,” Mr Anderson said.
“As more and more people choose to call NSW home, strata living holds the key to encouraging growing cities and urban development which is why this review is so important to ensure we make strata living more appealing.”
The NSW Government is accepting submissions until Sunday, 7 March at: www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/strata-statutory-review-2020. Consultation on pets in strata will continue until Wednesday, 7 April.