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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Queenslanders urged to have their say on mixed-use and resort developments

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Queenslanders urged to have their say on mixed-use and resort developments

    The Palaszczuk Government is encouraging Queenslanders to have their say on body corporate issues for mixed-use and resort developments, following the release of an issues paper this week.

    The issues paper, prepared by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), forms part of a comprehensive review into Queensland property law.

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the issues paper seeks feedback on options to modernise the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 (BUGT Act).

    The BUGT Act applies to owners and bodies corporate in a number of mixed-use and resort developments.

    “QUT has previously made a number of recommendations about the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCM Act), which governs Queensland’s community titles schemes,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    “The issues paper released this week examines the key differences between the two Acts which govern communal property arrangements in Queensland and considers whether lot owners and bodies corporate regulated under the BUGT Act would benefit from governance arrangements that are more harmonised with the BCCM Act.

    “For example, owners and residents regulated under the BCCM Act have a larger range of options to resolve disputes than those regulated under the BUGT Act.

    “I encourage those who live or work in a mixed-use or resort development regulated under the BUGT Act to consider the options outlined in the issues paper and have their say.”

    Queenslanders can read the issues paper about modernising body corporate laws for mixed-use and resort developments and make a submission by visiting:

    http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/community-consultation/community-consultation-activities/current-activities/review-of-property-law-in-queensland

    Public consultation on this issues paper will close on Friday, 22 September 2017.

     

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