Advocacy

Advocacy group

Advocacy activities (our interaction with Government)

ARPQ doesn’t just provide comprehensive, reliable, and knowledgeable advice to prospective and current homeowners in residential parks; we also advocate with the State, Federal and Local Governments and other major stakeholders in residential (manufactured homes) parks on issues of concern to our members.

All our advocacy is aimed at achieving our overarching goal of ensuring fairness for all. We continually work to create a level playing field where homeowners receive adequate protections through enhanced legislation.

To facilitate this, we review changes and advocate for amendments to the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 in line with our members’ interests.

Consultative work

As part of our mission and goals, we participate in various consultative groups within Government. These groups provide opportunities for us to submit changes for consideration by the relevant ministers.

All of the work we do is underpinned and informed by our steadfast commitment and intention to ensure a fairer balance of power between homeowners and park owners through legislative change.

If you would like to know more details of just some of our most recent advocacy activities, see the list below.

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Advocacy work

March 2022

Submission to the Regulatory Services Unit of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy outlining ARPQ’s interpretation of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 in relation to the selling of pre-used homes and assignment of site agreements. See Bulletin – Buying or Selling a Manufactured Home and the paper it provides a link to.

March 2022

Attended Stakeholder Briefing Session with senior officials of the Dept of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy at which further detailed plans for the implementation of the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-25 and the part that ARPQ and others will play in them were discussed.  Bulletin about this coming soon.

February - March 2022

Establishment of regular meetings with other key stakeholders in residential (manufactured home) parks including:

  • Queensland Law Society
  • UDIA Queensland (Urban Development Institute Australia)
  • QRVPAS (Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advisory Service) team at Caxton Legal Services
  • ARQRV Association of Residents in Queensland Retirement Villages
  • ARPRA – peak body representing residents living in residential land lease Communities in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
  • MHOA Manufactured Home Owners Association
February 2022

Submission to Minister for Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, the Attorney General and departmental officials re QCAT’s management of disputes including a copy of the paper referred to in the Bulletin, Market Rent review and QCAT.

November 2021 & January 2022

Meetings with senior officials of the Dept of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, “Right Where You Live” Steering Committee.

September 2021

Meeting with senior officials of the Dept of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy to discuss the implementation of the parts of the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-25 relevant to residential (manufactured home) parks.
Click here to see our report in the Argus Newsletter October – November 2021.

June 2021
April 2021

Report to members on our meetings with Hon. Leanne Enoch M.P., the Minister for Communities, Housing and the Digital Economy, and Mr. Tim Mander M.P.,  Shadow Minister for Housing.

December 2020
September 2020

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about our various advocacy-related activities and some recent projects, simply get in touch with our team.  

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ARPQ

Associated Residential Parks Queensland Inc. (ARPQ) is the peak organisation working in the interests of and representing homeowners living in manufactured homes parks in Queensland.

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