The Western Australian (WA) Government is committed to growing and
developing a better and stronger social housing sector with coordinated service
delivery between the public and not-for-profit systems.
Effective regulation provides a platform to expand the role of the
community housing sector. It establishes the governance infrastructure needed
to develop the capacity of the sector; ensure effective, efficient and
appropriate use of housing assets; and increase investor confidence to invest
in the growth of the sector to deliver more social and affordable housing.
The Community Housing Regulatory Framework (Framework) commenced on 1
April 2017 and is supported by four Appendices and a
suite of guidelines and fact sheets.
The WA Framework is consistent with the National Regulatory System for
Community Housing (NRSCH) that applies across all states and territories of
Australia, except Victoria and WA. The NRSCH however is a legislated system
that administers the Community Housing Providers National Law 2012 and the WA
Framework is a policy based system.
More information on the NRSCH can be found at www.nrsch.gov.au.
Community Housing Regulatory Framework
The Framework’s vision is for a community housing sector that:
- is well governed, well managed and viable
- meets the needs of tenants
- provides assurance to government and investors.
The Community Housing Regulatory Framework and Appendices A, B, C, and D can be found under the Related Information and Documents section.
The WA Framework is outcomes focused and adopts a risk-based approach to
monitor and respond to risks that have serious consequences for tenants,
funders and investors, community housing assets and the reputation of the
sector. It is administered by the
Community Housing Registration Office, underpinned by a set of regulatory
principles that allows for considered, efficient and effective regulatory
practices that are proportionate, accountable,
consistent, transparent, flexible and targeted.
Community Housing Registration Office
The Community Housing Registration Office is managed by the Community Housing Registrar and its regulatory functions include:
- assessing applications for registration from providers
- monitoring the compliance of registered providers with the Framework
- providing information and advice regarding regulatory requirements and processes
- maintaining a register of registered providers.
For further information
Please contact Community Housing Registration Office via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (08) 6217 6222.