What is?

What is Community Association DP270427?

What is the role of the Community Association executive committee?

What is a strata scheme?

What is a neighbourhood association?

What is the Prince Henry Reserve Trust?

What is a Section 96 application?

What is Community Association DP270427?
Prince Henry Community Association is a corporation constituted under s.25 of the Community Land Development Act and known as ‘Community Association DP 270427’ (CA).
The CA operates in a similar way to an owners corporation or strata scheme for an apartment block. It oversees the management of broader ‘whole of project’ objectives and initiatives on behalf of its members.
The CA enters into agreements for services and responsibilities in accordance with its management statement, including care and maintenance agreements with the Prince Henry Trust and Randwick City Council covering certain landscaping, access ways and roads, some street lighting and irrigation.
The CA is also responsible for maintaining the design guidelines established as part of the original master plan.
As illustrated in the following schematic, the CA comprises several strata schemes, neighbourhood associations and individual lot owners*:
* Individual lot owners not included in a strata scheme or neighbourhood association.
 What is the role of the Community Association Executive Committee?
An elected nine member executive committee comprises a combination of nominated representatives from our various strata schemes and neighbourhood associations, or individual lot owners. The committee appoints a chairperson, secretary and treasurer. All committee members are volunteers. Issues affecting the CA are deliberated upon by the committee, with a decision made by committee treated as a decision by the CA.
Dynamic Property Services has been appointed managing agent to assist with administration and compliance with the Act.

 What is Community Association DP270427?

Go to CA questions page.

 What is the role of the Community Association executive committee?

Go to CA questions page.

 What is a strata scheme?

A strata scheme generally applies to apartments and also to some town house complexes. As a member of a strata scheme:

  • you own your unit, apartment or town house, as well as sharing ownership and responsibility for ‘common property’
  • if you own your unit, apartment or town house, you are automatically a member of the ‘owners corporation’ which has responsibility for common property
  • you have to contribute to the cost of running the common property through paying periodic levies
  • you may also have to contribute to a sinking fund, for future long-term expenses such as painting, maintaining, or upgrading common property
  • there may be lifestyle restrictions, for example there are rules (by-laws) that may affect you doing renovations to your unit, that state where you can and cannot park your car, where you can dry washing, or whether or not you can keep pets.

Most apartment buildings and town house complexes appoint a strata manager to administer body corporate requirements such as insurance, contractors to maintain and repair common property, and landscaping, etc.

Each strata scheme must have an annual general meeting to elect office-bearers and set a budget. The body corporate or owners corporation may also nominate one owner to represent that strata scheme on the CA Executive Committee.

All correspondence from the CA, such as meeting notices, meeting minutes, newsletters and, importantly, CA levy notices, is delivered to the nominated person (either an individual owner or a managing agent). CA levies, if not paid by the due date can attract an interest penalty.

 What is a neighbourhood association?

A neighbourhood association (NA) is a group of privately owned dwellings, generally with a small parcel of ‘common’ land that is jointly owned by the members of the NA. At Prince Henry that common land may be as small as 1 square metre. Each NA has its own management statement establishing the particular responsibilities of that NA.

As a member of a neighbourhood association you should be aware of the following:

  • you own your own property as well as sharing ownership and responsibility for ‘common property’
  • you have to contribute to the cost of running the common property through paying periodic levies
  • you may also have to contribute to a sinking fund, for future long-term expenses such as painting, maintaining, or upgrading common property
  • there may be lifestyle restrictions, for example there are rules (by-laws) that may affect you doing renovations to your home, where you can dry washing, or whether or not you can keep pets.

Each NA must have an annual general meeting to elect office-bearers and set a budget. The NA may also nominate one owner to represent that NA on the CA executive committee. A NA may be managed by an individual owner or owners, or outsourced to a managing agent.

All correspondence from the CA, such as meeting notices, meeting minutes, newsletters and, importantly, CA levy notices, is delivered to the nominated person (either an individual owner or a managing agent). CA levies, if not paid by the due date can attract an interest penalty.

 What is the Prince Henry Reserve Trust?

The NSW government established the Prince Henry Reserve Trust to maintain public land and assets in defined areas of this historic property using government funds. The department currently resonsible for administering the 'Trust' is known as Crown Lands.

The Trust is responsible for maintaining native vegetation such as the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub along Harvey Street and between Anzac Parade and Gubbuteh Road. It also manages long-term capital works to the historic and new buildings that accommodate various community groups.

 What is the role of Randwick City Council?

Council is responsible for maintaining and irrigating most of the public areas at Prince Henry. These areas include McCartney Oval, Bob a Day Park, Memorial Park, the Little Bay beach area, the main roads and associated street lighting. Council also provides garbage removal and other services to all residents. Council is also responsible for irrigating some public parks and is the consent authority for all development applications at Prince Henry.

 What is a Section 96 application?

An application to modify a development consent is made under Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Section 96 refers to the part of the Act that allows a development consent to be modified, as long as the development is substantially the same.

All Section 96 applications in respect of completed developments at Prince Henry must be submitted to the CA for approval before lodging with Randwick Council.

Contact your strata scheme or neighbourhood association managing agent to find out what you need to do to submit your application to the CA. Lot owners not included in a strata scheme or neighbourhood association should contact CA managing agent Dynamic Property Services. If a development is incomplete, in accordance with the Prince Henry Design Guidelines, applications under Section 96 must first go to the Prince Henry Design Review Panel at Landcom before lodging with Randwick City Council.

The Prince Henry Design Guidelines is a very large and detailed document that should have been supplied to each architect, developer or builder involved in a Prince Henry development. If you would like a copy of the Guidelines, please complete the Feedback form.