Landgate support for the recovery of communities affected by an eligible natural disaster in Western Australia.
Assistance during bushfire recovery
Landgate Media release: Thursday, 14 January 2016
The State Government is providing assistance to property owners and South-West communities as they rebuild and recover from recent bushfires.
Lands Minister Terry Redman said Landgate was providing duplicate Certificates of Titles which were lost or damaged during the fires, at no cost to applicants and will assist with property ownership details if requested.
Landgate is also facilitating the re-pegging of property boundaries by re-establishing important infrastructure that provides location information.
"Due to the scale of the destruction, property boundaries may be unclear. South-West residents can be assured that Landgate will determine these to ensure the accurate placement of buildings and fences," Mr Redman said.
"Other information available through Landgate includes aerial photography to determine the location of roads and property addresses."
People in regional areas can contact Landgate on 1300 365 288 or visit http://www.landgate.wa.gov.au
On the cusp of strata reform, Community title might affect you and your strata titled property.
By Phil McCarroll | 19 Jan 2016 08:00 AM
The overhaul of legislation covering strata agreements in Western Australia would be a positive for the state, according to property professionals and lobby groups.
The overhaul has been in the pipeline for a number of years, with the reform and consultation process beginning in 2013, but a statement on the Landgate (Western Australian Land Information Authority) website claims the new legislation will be introduced in the second half of 2016.
According to the Landgate statement, the proposed reforms will cover five main areas.
In case you missed it in all the pre Christmas activities, there is now much more stringent F.I.R.B. (Foreign Investment Review Board) compliance in place.
Complete with application costs and severe penalties for breaches.
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1 December 2015 Media Release
The Turnbull Government’s robust new foreign investment regime comes into force today, providing stronger enforcement and a better resourced system with clearer rules for foreign investors, Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison announced today.
"The Government welcomes foreign investment that is not contrary to our national interest. Without foreign investment, production, employment and income would all be lower. But it is important that foreign investment is appropriately monitored to ensure that it benefits all Australians," Mr Morrison said.
"Foreign investment rules need to be strong, effective and enforceable. The changes taking effect today follow the passage of the Government’s Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. They provide greater compliance powers to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and introduce strict new penalties for those caught breaking the rules.
"Foreign investors who have breached the residential real estate rules had until yesterday to voluntarily come forward under the reduced penalty period. From today any investors caught in breach of the rules will face severe penalties.
What are the smoke alarm laws?
The Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations) in Western Australia require owners of dwellings to
have compliant smoke alarms installed prior to sale, rent or hire. To comply with the Regulations,
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