Current & Recent Activities

Happy Christmas!

The RRVV Committee is very grateful for the support given by members during 2017.  Your response to appeals to lobby MPs and attend rallies over this period has been excellent and committee members draw great strength from this.

The RRVV Committee wishes all members and their families a very enjoyable celebration of Christmas and a healthy and productive New Year.


 

Victoria Votes 2018

Together with our friends at COTA Victoria, HAAG and Consumer Action, RRVV has produced a pamphlet which identifies four urgent reforms for the Victorian government to undertake: access to justice through fast, free and fair dispute resolution, prohibiting excessive fees, making management training and accreditation mandatory and putting a stop to complex contracts.

For a copy of the pamphlet, Click Here

 

The group has also produced an advocacy kit for residents and families

– available Here


RRVV New Office

RRVV has a new postal address:

RRVV

PO Box 2402

Caulfield Junction

VIC 3161

The previous GPO box number and existing telephone number 03 9015 8402 will continue to operate for the time being.


Annual General Meeting

This years AGM was held at the Victoria University Convention Centre on 16 October 2017. For a copy of the President’s address to the meeting click here:

President’s Address to AGM


 

Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector

A copy of the report of the Government inquiry into retirement housing is available by clicking the following button.

Final Report

The Committee received 766 submissions including many from our members, as well as a submission from the RRVV. Click on the blue button to read these submissions:

Read Submissions

Of the 15 recommendations made, RRVV is targetting four:

  1. A free and expert dispute resolution service with the power to make binding determinations that owners and operators cannot appeal – an ombudsman or similar (Recommendation 15)
  2. Mandatory village accreditation with minimum standards (Recommendation 11)
  3. A comprehensive review of the Retirement Villages Act – not just a patch
    up (Recommendation 2)
  4. Independent formal training of village managers and key staff at a level commensurate with responsibility (Recommendation 12)

Council Rates

Property Council Rates PostcardThe Property Council – the peak body for operators of retirement villages – is conducting a campaign to persuade local councils to introduce differential rates for retirement villages. If you are asked to fill in one of these postcards (on left), please do so, and make sure they are sent to as many councillors as possible. In this way, the RRVV and its members can keep this important issue alive and hopefully bring it o a successful conclusion.

The RRVV supports the Property Council in its endeavours to achieve a rate reduction for all retirement village residents.

 


Free Publicity for your Village Events

If you would like to publicise events or activities in your village to a wider audience, please send us the details via email to rrvv.vic.newsletters@gmail.com and we will put them on our Events page on this website.