WA’s community housing providers are taking on an increasingly significant role in delivering affordable housing, which is a key initiative in the State Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-2020: Opening Doors to Affordable Housing.
Expanding the role of the sector is also a key reform arising from the National Affordable Housing Agreement, and jurisdictions across Australia have agreed to explore a nationally consistent regulatory system to support the sector’s growth.
This consultation paper proposes a number of options for the ongoing regulation of the sector and provides stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on the implications for them and put forward their preferred regulatory model.
The consultation period will run from 2 July 2012 – 31 August 2012. During this period, the Department will hold a number of information sessions and workshops and will contact affected stakeholders directly to invite them to engage in this process.
Additional text for the National Regulatory System for Community Housing page. To be placed after the existing text.
Draft evidence guidelines, tiers guidelines and enforcement guidelines supporting the operation of the National Regulatory System for the Community Housing Industry in Australia have been released for comment and can be downloaded here
Details of WA workshops to discuss the draft guidelines will soon be posted.