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Residential Tenancies Authority board revamped

30 October 2013 Reporter

The Queensland government has revamped the board of the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) as part of its ongoing commitment to revitalising frontline services for families.

Housing minister Tim Mander said the RTA had a strong track record but there was still room for improvement. 

"The new board will be responsible for making sure the RTA is an efficient, customer-focused organisation," he said.

"As well as providing advice and information on things like dispute resolution, maintenance and right of access, the RTA is also responsible for investing rental bonds worth three quarters of a billion dollars and safeguarding 513,000 properties worth around $160 billion."


Mr Mander said current chair Cathy Sinclair would be reappointed, having provided strong leadership during the ongoing review of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act.

Roslyn Wallace from the Property Owners Association and Deborah Duffy from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland will serve as industry representatives, while Penny Gillespie from Queensland Shelter has been appointed as a consumer representative.

Also appointed are company secretary and general counsel Jane Seawright, Port of Brisbane CFO Darryl Mutzelburg and Defence Housing Australia director Jan Williams.

“Around a third of Queensland households rent their home and another 13 per cent receive some investment income from rental properties, so it’s vital the rental sector gets the attention it deserves,” Mr Mander said.

“I congratulate each of the board members on their appointment and I look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

Residential Tenancies Authority board revamped
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