Several years ago, ARPQ was awarded a contract by the Queensland State Government under the initiative entitled ‘Right Where You Live’. The initiative was born out of a realisation that there was a need for tailored educational opportunities for homeowners to understand the most recent amendments to the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.
These changes govern both the residents themselves as well as the park owners. To ensure important information is communicated, support provided and referrals to helpful organisations (such as ARPQ) made available, the ‘Right Where You Live’ initiative was introduced. The contract was awarded to ARPQ in recognition of our commitment to assisting residents to understand and gain access to the new consumer protections in place.
The objective of the contract was to produce, manage and deliver a series of presentations to homeowners. Since being awarded this contract, our team has been working diligently to deliver on this commitment.
Our presentations have been designed to provide residents with comprehensive but easily understood information. This information is essential in helping them to appreciate their rights and obligations.
The information sessions also delve into sections of Site Agreements which include more detail about aspects of life in a manufacturer homes park. They also provide homeowners with important tools that enable them to successfully pursue matters of concern with park owners in a manner that is informed and empowered.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the initial roll out of the program was disrupted and face-to-face presentations and meetings were restricted.
Fortunately, with the recent easing of restrictions, we have gradually revived these projects and resumed offering much needed and appreciated presentations.
Unfortunately, ongoing restrictions will dictate future opportunities to complete delivery of our planned 70 park visits vin 2021.
Our presentations include a comprehensive PowerPoint slideshow which covers all of the different and varied aspects of the Act which regulate the many different factors that go into living and leasing in a residential park. For many current or prospective homeowners, these details are not well known or understood.
To correct this, the presentation assists homeowners to gain a better understanding of the issues and empowers them in their interactions with park owners.
Presentations run for approximately 40 minutes and usually are followed by a vibrant question and answer session.
Arranging your presentation
Are you interested in having an ARPQ representative visit your park?
Would you like to find out more about your rights and obligations?
Do you have fellow residents who might benefit from our presentations on retirement living in Queensland based residential parks?
Contact our administrative office via email today!