WHO WE ARE
ARPQ is the peak organisation in Queensland representing the interests of Home Owners in Residential and Mixed Dwelling Parks. Our primary objective is to protect the interests of Home Owners in Residential Parks. We are a non-profit largely member funded volunteer organisation.
We are an Incorporated Association managed by a Management Committee of seven volunteers elected annually in accordance with our Constitution. In addition to the main Management Committee, we have a Home Owners Advocacy sub-committee.
We believe it is important to have a strong voice in State and Federal issues that affect our industry and are always willing to work with government, other home owners’ and senior's associations in Queensland and equivalant associations in all other States to achieve our objectives.
WHAT WE DO
ARPQ principal activity is providing a range of advocacy and advisory services to its members in their dealings with Park Owners/Mangers and government agencies. In this context we bring a balance of fairness between Park Owners and Home Owners under the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act.
However, we also spend a lot of time advocating for and representing Home Owners interests to various government departments. We lobby for review of relevant legislation, and this lobbying, along with the content of various submissions, provides input to the government when drafting changes that they deem to be of significance.
In association with five other seniors’ organisations, we are currently working with the Queensland Government on its "Right where you live" (www.rightwhereyoulive.org.au) initiative the objectives of which are to assist current and prospective Home Owners to:
- Understand recent changes to the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act.
- Improve their capacity to represent their interests to Park Owners and Park Managers.