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Outasite – land lease communities magazine

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 17:47
Smiling residents giving a thumbs up
The Tenants' Union has just published issue 11 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities. It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW.
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Big win for Woronora residents

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 16:23
Greg smiling
Nestled along the banks of the Woronora River lies Woronora Village Tourist Park, a small community that was established in 1956. In recent years, this community has been under threat due to repeated attempts by the current operator to develop the community, causing uncertainty and distress among its residents.
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RLLC Amendment Bill in Parliament

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 15:52
Anoulack Chanthivong MP, Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, during  the Second Reading Debate of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Amendment Bill 2024.
In May the Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading Anoulack Chanthivong MP introduced into NSW Parliament a Bill to amend the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (RLLC Act).
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Sunnylake Residents unwittingly buy non-compliant homes

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 14:11
non-compliant houses
Nestled along the shores of Lake Munmorah on the Central Coast of NSW lies Sunnylake Shores, an over 55s community operated by Ingenia. However, behind its picturesque facade, there is a tale of frustration for some residents who find themselves entangled in a protracted battle with the operator.
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Upskilling residents in the Northern Rivers

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 11:36
Resident advocates at the training in Pottsville
Paul and Eloise from the Tenants’ Union recently travelled to Pottsville in Northern NSW to provide training for resident advocates.
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Local Government Regulations finally getting a refresh

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 10:43
The NSW Government is undertaking a review of the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2021. The Tenants’ Union has referred to an urgent need to update these regulations in past articles in Outasite.
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Fri, 05/07/2024 - 09:58
Pam and Don
The Tenants’ Union of NSW and the Residential Communities Forum members were saddened to learn of the death of Pam Meatheringham and Don Rose in late 2023.
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GUBU - Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre and Unprecedented

Fri, 05/07/2024 - 08:56
This is a new column where we invite you to share grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented (GUBU) goings on in land lease communities in New South Wales.
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What does the NSW budget 2024-25 mean for renters

Tue, 18/06/2024 - 13:53
text reads 2024-2025 NSW budget; what does it mean for renters?
The Tenants' Union of NSW has dived into today's NSW budget announcements, looking for the key measures that will significantly impact renters. These are our initial thoughts, we will add to this page as we gather more detail!
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NCAT Aboriginal Tenancy List

Tue, 04/06/2024 - 11:03
Artwork by Luke Penrith
In September 2023, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) introduced a fortnightly Aboriginal Tenancy List in its Consumer and Commercial Division. The List is available for tenants and landlords who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
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