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Manufactured Home Park Rules

The residential park owner sets the rules about the use, enjoyment, control and management of the park. Park rules might include:

  1.  use and operation of communal facilities
  2. noise levels
  3. sport and other recreational facilities
  4. speed limits for motor vehicles
  5. parking of motor vehicles
  6. disposal of garbage
  7. keeping of pets (can depend on local government laws)
  8. any other things that are regulated to be able to be set.

Changing The Park Rules

If the park owner would like to change the park rules, they must follow the process below:

  1. Set a date (objection closing day) for home owners to object to the proposed park rules.
  2. Give each home owner notice of the proposal at least 28 days before the objection closing date. The notice should state the objection closing date, and how to lodge objections. Home owners can object in writing and should explain why they believe the proposal is unreasonable.
  3. If 5 or more home owners object (the objectors), or the park  has fewer than 10 residential sites and the majority of them object before the objection closing day, the park owner and the objectors must set up a park liaison  committee to consider the objections. The park liaison committee must be made up of
  1. a person chosen by the objectors (which may be an objector)
  2. park owner or  nominee
  3. someone else agreed to by the above representatives.

After considering all objections, if the park liaison committee decides the proposal is unreasonable, it must change the proposal in a way they consider appropriate to make it reasonable.

The committee must then give notice of its decision to each home owner and the park owner.

If the park liaison committee cannot agree or objectors are dissatisfied with the outcome, they can apply to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to make the decision.

  1. If there are no objections, or the number is not enough to require a park liaison committee, the proposal takes effect

a. at the end of the objection closing day or on a later day stated in the proposal.