The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is requesting further feedback as part of the review of the
Strata Titles Act 1998 (the Act).
The Act regulates strata title developments and day-to-day living in a strata title development in Tasmania.
The Minister for Primary Industries and Water has approved additional consultation to ensure that all parties interested in strata title developments are provided with an opportunity to participate in the review.
A discussion paper has been developed and interested parties are invited to provide submissions.
The paper has 18 focus areas chosen based upon responses to the 2018 consultation paper, reviews in other jurisdictions and practical experience in applying the Act. This is not an exhaustive list and responses are not intended to be limited to addressing the matters specified for consideration. The paper aims to address areas of importance for both current and future strata developments.
Review of the Strata Titles Act 1998 Discussion Paper
How to make a submission
This discussion paper provides an opportunity to comment on the practical aspects of developments, administration of and living in strata title developments and the effectiveness of the Act in establishing a framework for supporting strata title developments. Submissions are welcome on any or all of the focus areas.
The purpose of the 'some matters for consideration' section at the end of each focus area is to prompt consideration and discussion. However, it is not intended that responses be limited to addressing these matters only.
All written submissions must be received by midnight 19 June 2020.
Please forward submissions to:
Mr Craig Pursell
Review of the Strata Titles Act 1998
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website once consideration of the submissions has concluded.
No personal information will be published other than an individual's name or the organisation making a submission.
Accessibility of submissions
The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.
Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.
The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.
Important information to note
Your name and/or the name of the organisation will be published unless you request otherwise.
In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission, clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals, then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.
The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality
Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the
Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI).
If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.