Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    Major reform to Western Australian strata law starts on May 1, 2020

    9/04/2020 10:00 AM
    • The changes will modernise the State's strata framework, making it clearer and fairer
    • Strata.wa.gov.au is the gateway to community information and support on these reforms 

    Changes to Western Australia's strata law will be introduced on May 1, 2020 to better support the thousands of Western Australians who own, live in or want to buy strata properties.


    The reforms will modernise how strata is run and managed in the State, and represent the most important updates to our strata framework in more than 20 years.


    There are more than 325,000 strata properties in Western Australia across residential and commercial strata schemes such as apartments, townhouses and units.


    Rather than strata owners having to meet face-to-face, they will benefit from the ability to hold meetings remotely and vote electronically. There will be better by-laws, and the introduction of statutory duties for strata managers and council members.


    Other improvements will see strata buyers receive more upfront information about the property they are looking to buy, and strata disputes managed more efficiently and at less cost through the State Administrative Tribunal.


    The amended Strata Titles Act 1985 will take effect on May 1, 2020, with grace periods set for some new requirements to ensure those affected have adequate time to meet them.


    For more information about the changes, visit http://www.strata.wa.gov.au or call Landgate's customer service on (08) 9273 7373.


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:


    "These changes will resolve many long-standing issues and make strata much clearer and fairer for Western Australians involved in strata properties.


    "The benefits of a more modern strata framework will be felt by many individuals, professions and industries across WA and support better strata living and property development options for our growing population.


    "I commend industry for supporting Landgate's extensive consultation on these reforms across many years and recognise how integral their contributions have been to this important legislative update."


    Minister's office - 6552 5900