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.
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 or articles, see the list and link below.
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.
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.
Establishment of regular meetings with other key stakeholders in residential (manufactured home) parks including:
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.
Meetings with senior officials of the Dept of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, “Right Where You Live” Steering Committee.
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.
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.
Submission to the Minister for Community and Housing on deficiencies in the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act. These deficiencies were a result of our comprehensive review of the act.
An extensive report on the Rent Increase and Dispute Analysis project. This project included a member survey.
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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