Identifying improvements for residential (manufactured home) parks
We’re developing improvements for residential (manufactured home) parks to address consumer concerns about:
- site rent
- unsold manufactured homes.
This is part of our commitment in the Queensland Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021–2025.
We want to hear from home owners, park owners and other community members about options to deliver improvements for residential (manufactured home) parks.
We've developed a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement and summary document to get feedback on options to change the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 and identify potential impacts.
- Read the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF, 3273.43 KB)
- Read the summary document (PDF, 1134.72 KB)
You can have your say by:
- completing the online feedback form
- making a written submission:
- Upload your submission or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufactured Homes Review
Housing and Homelessness Services
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
PO Box 690
Brisbane QLD 4001
Submissions close on 26 June 2023.
How did we get here?
Last year we released an issues paper (PDF, 752.76 KB) outlining concerns stakeholders raised about site rent increases and unsold manufactured homes. We sought input from home owners, park owners and other interested parties on whether we accurately identified and described the issues, or if there were other issues that should be addressed.
We also asked home owners to take a survey to share their experience of living in a Queensland residential park.
We received 2,201 survey responses and 52 submissions from home owners, park owners and other interested parties. We analysed the information from the surveys and submissions, and considered the diversity of views provided to prepare the options in the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement. We’ve summarised some of the key results from the home owner survey (PDF, 126.06 KB).
What happens next?
Your feedback will inform policy decisions made by the Queensland Government to ensure we improve outcomes for manufactured home owners while supporting industry viability.
We will analyse the responses from the consultation, to help us:
- consider potential impacts including costs and benefits of the options
- identify the best options to address the issues.
A Decision Regulatory Impact Statement will be prepared, which will have recommendations about any proposed changes to the regulatory framework that take into account the feedback received on the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement.
Subject to Queensland Government consideration, the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement will be released along with information about the next steps for regulatory change, if required.
Through the Queensland Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021–2025 we're also improving Queenslanders’ access to:
- pre-contractual advice about residential (manufactured home) parks and retirement villages
- timely and consistent decision-making to help them resolve housing issues and disputes.
We’re currently considering the outcome of a survey on consumer experiences with pre-contractual advice and dispute resolution in residential parks and retirement villages.
- Last updated:
- 16 May 2023