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Enforce the covenant repeal legislation preventing restrictions on sustainable energy features

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Pauline Tyler
Lot 148 Leapai Parade
Griffin Crest

Total Signatures - 159

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 13/10/2017

Closing Date: 29/11/2017

Tabled Date: 15/02/2018

Responded By: Hon Mick de Brenni MP on 19/03/2018

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that residents of Griffin Crest are under threat for installing solar panels by Oxmar Properties (the developer). The developer is maintaining covenant control despite the 2010 change to the Building Act 1975 preventing such action. Section 2460 of the Building Act 1975 prevents requests that would have the effect of prohibiting the installation of a solar hot water system or photovoltaic cells on the roof or other external surface of a prescribed building.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure the Department of Housing and Public Works review sales contracts issued by Oxmar Properties and instruct Oxmar Properties to remove the clauses in breach of section 8A Provisions to support sustainable housing, from the Building Act 1975, and to issue residents with a notice that roof installed photovoltaic arrays installed or to be installed no longer need Oxmar Properties' permission or approval.