Major changes to community schemes laws

Announcement – 1 December 2021

The new Community Land Management Act 2021 and Community Land Development Act 2021 commenced on 1 December 2021. The new Acts align community schemes laws with the existing strata schemes laws.

New forms and fact sheet

Existing NCAT strata and community schemes application forms have been consolidated and a new fact sheet has been developed. The fact sheet includes detailed information about the different types of orders and how community schemes disputes are managed at NCAT. 

Changes to dispute resolution process

Orders can no longer be made by Adjudicators under the new legislation. Parties seeking orders can apply to the Tribunal for orders using the new consolidated form. 

For most community schemes applications, parties must attempt mediation before applying to NCAT. For information about mediation requirements visit the NSW Fair Trading website

For more information

Visit the Community schemes webpage for more information.

Last updated:

01 Dec 2021

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