Strata NSW: Reforms & Managing Parking in Strata Schemes

This article about parking in strata schemes regarding the implications of the new strata Act NSW has been supplied and written by Allison Benson, Kerin Benson Lawyers.

The NSW strata laws are about to change. The expected commencement date is 1 July 2016.

One of the most talked about changes is the ability of strata and community title schemes to better manage their parking by entering into an agreement with the local Council to have Council rangers police their parking.

How does this work? And, are there other means of policing the parking?

The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) will insert a new section (section 650A) into the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW). Section 650A, when it commences, allows strata and community schemes to enter into an agreement to set aside part of its common property for a ‘strata parking area’ or ‘community parking area’ with their local Council. Any agreement or licence must be made by special resolution of the Owners Corporation, Community, Precinct or Neighbourhood Association.

This article is not intended to be personal advice and you should not rely on it as a substitute for any form of advice.