There are some amazing women in residential parks! In this issue of Outasite Lite, we talk to six of them. Plus more news and articles.
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Celebrating women advocates

Because 8 March is International Women’s Day we thought that the March issue of Outasite Lite should celebrate some of the amazing women who live in residential parks in NSW. We talked with six women who are active within their own communities and in residential parks more broadly.

None of the women moved into a residential park with the intention of becoming a resident representative or advocate but a particular event or situation triggered something in each of them that led to them becoming leaders in their communities.
  • Christina helped out a friend, and has never looked back. She is now a regular at the Tribunal and is not unfamiliar with the inside of Parliament House!
  • Faye could see that there was a need in her park for someone to stand up and represent the needs of the residents.
  • An excessive site-fee increase was the reason Janice became active.
  • Pam met with a resident advocate who inspired her to get more involved in resident issues.
Click here to read more about Christina, Faye, Janice, Pam, Jill and Marie.

On the road

Following the Christmas break we are back on the road visiting parks and providing free information sessions for residents. We have just been out and about with Tenant Advocates in South and South West Sydney, the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and on the far South Coast. Click here to read more.

Ombudsman for retirees?

In Victoria a number of advocacy groups are campaigning for a special Ombudsman to administer complaints against the retirement housing sector, including residential parks. Click here to read more.

Free legal advice for park residents

Following the introduction of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 on 1 November 2015, NSW Fair Trading has provided a small grant to five Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services. Now is a good time to get in touch with your local Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service with any questions about how the new law affects you. Click here to read more.

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