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What You Should Know About Community Precinct and Neighbour Hood Schemes

What You Should Know About Community Precinct and Neighbour Hood Schemes

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Living in acommunity scheme
What you should know aboutcommunity,precinct and neighbourhoodschemes
www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au
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This publication can be viewed or printed from thePublications page of our website at:www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au
Disclaimer
This publication is a plain language guide to your rights andresponsibilities.It must not be relied on as legal advice.Formore information please refer tothe appropriate legislationor seek independent legal advice.ISBN 0 7347 6005 1© Office of Fair TradingJuly 2006
 
1
ChecklistIntroduction
What is the NSW legislation coveringcommunity schemes?
3
Relationship with strata schemes legislation
3
The role of the NSW Office of Fair Trading
3
1.How does an association start?
Definitions
4
The initial period
4
First Annual General Meeting (AGM)
5
2.Meetings of the association
Definitions
7
 Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
7
Special general meetings
7
How to put a motion on the agenda
7
Notice of general meetings
7
Chairperson to preside
8
Quorum
8
 Amending motions
8
Motions out of order
8
Persons entitled to vote at general meetings
8
Proxies
9
Counting votes on motions
9
 Voting rights of original proprietor
9
 Adjournment of meetings
9
3.Executive committee ofan association
Executive of association with three membersor fewer
10
Executive of association with four membersor more
10
Who is eligible for election to the communityor precinct executive?
10
Who is eligible for election to the neighbourhoodexecutive?
10
Meetings of the executive
11
Executive members can be paid
11
4.Community managing agents
 Appointment
12
5.The responsibilities ofan association
Books and records the association must keep
13
Insurance the association must have
15
Levies and the administrative and sinking fund
15
6.Getting information from thecommunity or precinct association
What is a section 26 certificate?
17
How to get a section 26 certificate
17
How to inspect the records of an association
17
7.A guide to solving disputes in acommunity,precinct or neighbourhoodscheme
Step 1 Talk about it
18
Step 2 Mediation
18
Step 3 Notice to comply with a by-law
18
Step 4 Orders by an Adjudicator
18
Step 5 A hearing before the Tribunal
19
How to contact the Office of Fair Trading
19
How do you apply for assistance in the eventof a dispute?
19
Can you appeal a decision by the Tribunal?
19
8.Where to get more information
20
Office of Fair Trading
20
Other Agencies
20
Dictionary
22
Appendix (a)The management statement
24
Index
26
Contents

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