As you are aware, the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 and the new Strata Titles Act (General) Regulations 2019 have come into effect as of today, 1 May 2020.
These legislative changes includes a number of amendments to functions undertaken by the WAPC or delegated to local government including:
- the provision of a new form of tenure, ‘leasehold’ strata which allows for the creation of a lot and issuance of a certificate of title for a specified term (between 20 and 99 years).
- Formalisation of the termination process of strata and survey-strata subdivisions.
- Amendments to the processing of some types of subdivision, previously undertaken by Landgate, but now requiring approval by the WAPC.
The WAPC has updated its delegation to reflect these changes: https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/about/the-wapc/resolutions-and-instruments-of-delegation
In response to these amendments, the Form 1A and 1C have been updated.
Additionally the Form 24 and 26 process for built strata has been modified and a new form provided, to enable more information to be provided upfront to decision makers. The Form 15A replaces the Form 24 and the Form 15C is proposed to guide the endorsement process (formerly Form 26).
Information on these changes including updated subdivision application forms, guides, fact sheet, FAQs and model subdivision conditions can be found on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/strata-title-reform
Further information regarding the key changes to the Act and a copy of the Act and Regulations is available here: https://www.strata.wa.gov.au/
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Strata Reform team at StrataReform@dplh.wa.gov.au