1 November 2023
Changes to TAS RV Act strike consumer-operator balance
The Retirement Living Council has welcomed the passage of legislative amendments through Tasmania’s lower house of Parliament, noting they strike a consumer-operator balance.
“The RLC has long advocated for and supported greater clarity, certainty and transparency that lifts consumer confidence,” said RLC Executive Director Daniel Gannon.
“When industry and government can positively and sensibly address consumer confidence, in turn this leads to growing investor confidence.
“We’re pleased that the lower house of Tasmania’s Parliament has supported industry’s key consideration to strike a balance between consumer-focused reforms and an operator’s ability to operate.
“The number of Tasmanians aged over 75 is set to increase from approximately 52,000 to 81,000 over the next two decades, underscoring the need to create a legislative environment that encourages new supply and new investment.
“Housing this ageing population is critical, and so is the legislative and investor environment to help unleash more age-friendly communities across Tasmania.
“Retirement communities are a solution for loneliness and depression, while encouraging improved physical wellbeing and social interaction – and the benefits to governments are compelling.
“When we reduce interaction with GPs and hospitals, we release capacity back into health systems for those who need it most when they need it most,” he said.
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