In 2013, the Queensland Government commissioned the Queensland University of Technology to undertake a review of Queensland’s property laws, including a review of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCMA).
The review has been conducted in stages, and has so far resulted in the provision of numerous issues papers (produced for the purpose of conducting a public consultation process) and recommendations papers (produced subsequent to the public consultation processes). All papers can be found here.
QUT has this week published a report of recommendations pertaining to the review of administrative and procedural requirements under the BCCMA. A copy of the QUT report, which was released on 10 July 2017, can be found here.
By its report, QUT has made 64 recommendations which address issues such as the requirement for a body corporate to maintain and use a body corporate seal, updating the code of conduct for committee voting members, and increasing body corporate and committee spending limits.
The Government has released QUT’s report and has invited submissions concerning its recommendations from lot owners, committees, body corporate service professionals and anyone else with an interest in community titles schemes. Submissions can be lodged at any time up to Friday 6 October 2017, using the following contact information:
QUT Review ‐ BCCM
C/‐ Office of Regulatory Policy
Department of Justice and Attorney‐General
GPO Box 3111
Brisbane QLD 4001.