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Posted 19 December 2013
The Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Child Window Safety Devices) Act 2013 (“Act”) and Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Child Window Safety Devices) Regulation 2013 (“Regulation”) came into force on 11 December 2013.
A new Section 64A:
New Sections 140A and 140B provide for adjudicators orders in the event of non-compliance with these obligations.
A new Regulation 31 specifies the buildings and windows to which these provisions apply, as well specifying the type of window barrier to be installed. Broadly, these provisions:
Interesting features of the new provisions include:
Owners corporation should consider what action they need to take to comply with the new requirements, which should begin with an executive committee meeting to discuss the available options, with a view to putting a motion on the agenda for a general meeting for the purpose of authorising appropriate action.
***The information contained in this article is general information only and not legal advice. The currency, accuracy and completeness of this article (and its contents) should be checked by obtaining independent legal advice before you take any action or otherwise rely upon its contents in any way.