Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015

The Property Council has provided a submission to the Education, Tourism and Small Business Committee’s investigation of the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015. This is expected to be the final contribution in a five year period of consultation across three State Governments.

Due to the extensive consultation process, the majority of the amendments included in the Bill enjoy the unanimous support of all stakeholders. The Property Council welcomed those amendments which will reduce red tape whilst retaining the consumer protections of the legislation, however also noted additional opportunities for red tape reduction.

The Committee will now consider the submissions, and will provide a report back to Parliament by 5 February 2016.