Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria (the Association) is an active and representative group for all people living in Retirement Villages in Victoria; a voice for all the Residents, a voice promoting Residents’ rights, and the voice to government at all levels.
It is the Residents’ organisation putting forward Residents’ views, ideas and opinions by:
- Contributing to policy debate and to advocates on behalf of the community of Retirement Village Residents.
- Referral to legal/support services in cases where Residents are in dispute with a Retirement Village operator or other Residents.
- The provision of information concerning the development and/or operation of a Retirement Village Residents’ committee.
- Education of its members and the broader community of the issues affecting Retirement Village Residents.
- Facilitating a collective voice on issues, needs and problems regarding Retirement Village Residents.
- Liaison with relevant government departments at both State and Federal level, local councils and relevant peak organisations.
- Promoting interaction between Retirement Village Residents throughout Victoria.
- Providing general information concerning Retirement Village matters.
- Encourage sustainability in existing and future Retirement Villages.
The more members we have the greater our collective representation, so we encourage others to join and become a member.
PAST & CURRENT CAMPAIGNS
Rates Justice Campaign
The RRVV Rates Justice Group is working hard to get fair rates for all Victorian Retirement Villages. The RRVV has written to all councils in Victoria. To read this letter, click on the following link: Letter_to_Councils_12_Dec_13
As part of this campaign, the RRVV has also written to the Minister for Local Government: Letter_to_Honorable_Janette_Powell__15_Dec_13
New Laws for Retirement Villages
Last December the RRVV received a letter from the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria, thanking us for our submission in response to the Regulatory Impact Statement for the proposed Retirement Villages Amendment Regulations. The review panel received a total of 29 submissions covering 49 separate issues. These issues and the panel’s responses are described in the following summary which was enclosed with the Director’s letter.
The new regulations come into effect on 1 July 2014.