Busselton information sessions on changes to WA's strata framework

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An information session on changes to WA's strata framework will be held in Busselton on Tuesday September 3 at the Community Resource Centre.

It is expected changes to the framework will deliver better information for strata buyers and improved processes to resolve disputes and manage data schemes.

The reforms will also introduce the new Community Titles Act 2018 in 2020, bringing in a new form of land title known as a community title.

Strata titles include residential properties such as apartments, townhouses, duplexes and units, as well as retail, commercial and industrial premises, and mixed use developments.

The City of Busselton has more than 5,100 strata properties, which is the highest number of strata lots in regional WA.

The number of strata properties across WA keeps growing, with more than 300,000 strata properties listed in the state and more than 50 per cent of new land subdivisions strata titled last year.

Lands minister Ben Wyatt said the reforms would make strata clearer and fairer for the growing number of people who own, live or work in a strata property.

"They better reflect what our communities need from modern strata living and arrangements, updating legislation which hasn't been changed in more than 20 years," he said.

"Years of consultation has ensured that these changes would resolve the most common issues people are facing today and deliver a better strata system for the future.

"I encourage feedback from across the WA community on what's being proposed in the regulations and look forward to making these long-awaited changes a reality."

Proposed regulations will be available for public comment from Sunday September 1. To register for the information session please visit strata.wa.gov.au.