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RETIREMENT VILLAGES ACT 1999 - SECT 70
Residents Committees and organisations
(1) A Residents Committee may, with the consent of the residents of a
retirement village, be established in the village for the purposes of this
(2) A Residents Committee is to be elected by the residents.
one Residents Committee may be established in a village, and only a resident
of the village may be a member of the Committee.
(4) If more than one body or
committee (regardless of its name) purports to be the Residents Committee in a
particular retirement village, the operator or a resident of the village may
apply to the Tribunal for (and the Tribunal may make) an order determining
which body or committee (if any) is the Residents Committee for the village.
(5) A Residents Committee may, subject to the regulations--
(a) determine its
own procedure, and
(b) form any one or more sub-committees and determine
their procedure, and
(c) call meetings of all the residents of the village
for the purpose of considering and voting on matters referred to in section 74
(6) The operator of a retirement village must not--
(a) discourage or
prevent the establishment of a Residents Committee, or
(b) obstruct a
Residents Committee in the exercise of its functions, or
(c) attempt to
prevent residents of the village from joining any organisation for residents
of retirement villages.
: Maximum penalty--50 penalty units.
operator must provide reasonable administrative assistance to the
Residents Committee on request by the Committee, but only if an estimate of
the cost of providing the assistance has been included in the
approved annual budget for the financial year in which the assistance is
Note : Administrative assistance might involve such matters as
photocopying or distributing notices.
(8) Nothing in this section prevents
the residents of a retirement village from establishing other committees of
residents for other purposes.
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