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Retirement village Code of Conduct commentary extended to 6 August – important you have your say

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Residents, operators, staff and the public now have until Monday 6 August to comment on the draft Code of Conduct for the retirement village sector, following a late run of residents making submissions.

You can download the Code and background notes (a 38-page document) HERE.

Developed principally by the Retirement Living Council but strongly endorsed by ACSA and LASA, with support by the national resident association, the plan is for the final Code to be launched by Christmas.

Its objectives are to establish a foundation of ‘rules’ for operating a retirement village, with a particular emphasis on dispute resolution.

It will be a voluntary code.

At the same time the NSW Government has announced it will implement a mandatory Code of Conduct. It says it will work with the sector, mindful of this voluntary code.

The greater the take-up by operators of this draft Code, the stronger the sector’s voice will be with government in shaping the mandatory Code and the safeguarding of self-regulation.

Two areas receiving a focus in submissions are Ethics and Residents’ Rights. See this story.