The park owner must follow this procedure if they wish to change the park rules:
1. Fix a day, known as the objection closing day, by which you can object to the proposed change.
2. At least 28 days before the objection closing day, give each home owner notice of the proposal, including the objection closing day and details of how they can object. You can object to the proposal in writing and should explain why you 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 consist of:
- a person chosen by the objectors (which may be an objector)
- the park owner or their nominee
- someone else agreed on 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 for the residential park and the park owner. If the park liaison committee cannot agree or objectors are dissatisfied with the outcome, they can apply to the QCAT to determine the matter.
4. If there are no objections, or the number is not enough to require a park liaison committee, the proposal takes effect:
- at the end of the objection closing day, or
- on a later day stated in the proposal.
Disagreeing with a proposed rules change
If a home owner disagrees with a change in the park rules, they have 28 days to lodge an objection.
If more then 5 home owners (or a majority of the home owners) object in writing within 28 days, a park liaison committee must be established consisting of a person chosen by the objecting home owners, the park owner or their nominee and another representative to consider the objections.
If the dispute persists, the park owner or the home owners may lodge an application with the QCAT.