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2017 Amendments to the Act

The Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act 2017  was passed by Parliament on 25 October 2017 and assented to on 10 November 2017. It contains amendments to the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 (the Act).

The changes to the Act will increase transparency in relationships between park owners and home owners, and increase security and confidence for home owners.

What's changed?

The changes to the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 will reduce the disputes between home owners and residential park owners. Clearer legislation will ensure residential park owners and home owners understand their rights and obligations. We want to support a harmonious living environment in residential parks. This will be achieved through: 

  • enforceable behavioural standards
  • a broad definition of what constitutes a residential park dispute
  • a three-step dispute resolution process that begins with negotiation and mediation
  • limits on the frequency of site rent increases
  • improved transparency of market reviews
  • stronger limits on utility service charges
  • improved access for their visitors
  • improved access for emergency services
  • new procedures for park liaison committees in relation to objections to park rules.

Building a stronger industry

The changes to the Act provide a clear regulatory framework that will improve certainty for the residential park industry. We want to encourage the growth of residential park living and support those operators who continually improve the way they operate. We will work with residential park operators to help them adjust to the new legislation.


We are currently working with the community and industry to finalise the detail of these changes. A timeline (PDF, 288 KB) has been released that details the program of works required to change the legislation.

Peak groups to build consumer confidence

Five organisations have been funded to conduct advocacy and support to ensure that residents of regulated accommodation (retirement villages, residential (manufactured home) parks and residential services) understand their rights and can represent their interests to village operators, service providers and park owners, and to government.​​​​

Last updated 31 October 2018    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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For more information about these changes:

Phone: 07 3008 3450



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