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Consultation on Proposed Reforms

Body Corporate and Community Management Regulations – Consultation on draft legislation

Consultation closing date extended to 1 December 2019.

The community and stakeholders are invited to have your say on proposed reforms to regulations under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act).

Most bodies corporate in Queensland are community titles schemes registered under the BCCM Act. The Act permits the creation and operation of community titles schemes in Queensland. There are also 5 regulation modules, which set out more detailed laws that bodies corporate must follow.

Learn more about the current regulation modules and which regulation module applies to your community titles scheme.

What is changing

New regulation modules are being prepared.

The new regulation modules will include reforms to streamline and modernise body corporate procedures, reduce body corporate costs and enhance protections for unit owners. A summary of the reforms to each regulation module is provided with the consultation draft of the regulation module below.

The reforms to the regulation modules have been developed after extensive stakeholder and community consultation about the recommendations of the review of property law in Queensland that was conducted by the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The changes included in the consultation drafts relate primarily to QUT’s recommendations about body corporate procedural issues, which were contained their report, Final recommendations: Procedural Issues under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (PDF, 1.4MB).