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In April 2013 a Parliamentary Select Committee was established to review the Retirement Villages Act 1987.
The purpose of this review was to assess and evaluate the rights and responsibilities of residents and operators of registered retirement villages in South Australia.
On 20 May 2014, the Minister for Ageing tabled the Government’s response to the Select Committee’s recommendations, acknowledging the need for reforms to the Act based on a range of submissions made by peak bodies, operators and retirement village residents.
The recommendations included:
- clarifying the rights and responsibilities of both operators and residents
- enhancing information disclosure requirements
- providing tighter definitions
- implementing improved consumer protections.
The Retirement Villages Bill 2015 (link below) has been developed in response to these recommendations and is now open for consultation.
It is aimed that these changes will make it simpler for residents and operators of retirement villages to understand their rights and responsibilities as well as reflect contemporary practice and the needs of an ageing population.
As part of the consultation process, Office for the Ageing, SA Health is seeking feedback on the Retirement Villages Bill 2015.
- Retirement Villages Bill 2015 (PDF 240 kb)
You can refer to the Guide to the Retirement Villages Bill and Frequently Asked Questions document below that outline in detail the proposed changes to the Act.
- Guide to the Retirement Villages Bill (PDF 400 kb)
- Frequently asked questions – residents (PDF 248 kb)
- Frequently asked questions – operators (PDF 172 kb)
Provide your feedback
You can provide your feedback by:
- Download the Feedback form template (PDF, 742 kb) and email or post back
- Email: Health.RVActReview@health.sa.gov.au
- Post: Office for the Ageing, PO Box 196 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5001
If you prefer, complete the feedback form online via the online survey by 24 April 2015.