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COVID-19: Update to Unit Titles Management Regulation Act (ACT)

Gerald Santucci

15 May 2020

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  • Business Law
  • COVID-19
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The Unit Titles Management Regulation Act (ACT) was amended on 30 April 2020 meet the changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the way distancing affects meetings generally. Gerald Santucci and Celie Clucas provide this quick update.

Anyone who is part of an owners corporation or who is on the executive committee of the owner’s corporation is exempt, in a state of an emergency, from attending face-to-face meetings. This amendment is to overcome Schedule 2 of the legislation that requires members of owners corporation to be physically present at meetings. This exemption will remain in force until the state of emergency is lifted in the ACT.

The amendment

The amendment included the following section update.

11 Exemption—meetings during public health emergency declaration period—Act, sch 2 and sch 3

(1) This section applies to an owner’s corporation and the executive committee of an owner’s corporation, during the public health emergency declaration period.

(2) An owner’s corporation and the executive committee of an owners corporation are exempt from any requirement in the Act, schedule 2 or schedule 3, that requires members of the owners corporation or the executive committee to be physically present at a meeting of the owners corporation or executive committee.

(3) In this section:

public health emergency declaration period means the period commencing on the day the Unit Titles (Management) Amendment Regulation 2020 (No 1) commences and ending on the day the Public Health (Emergency) Declaration 2020 (No 1) (NI2020-153), as extended or further extended, ends.

(4) This section expires on the day the Public Health (Emergency) Declaration 2020 (No 1) (NI2020-153), as extended or further extended, ends.

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