At Prince Henry, all owners are part of a community scheme known as the Prince Henry at Little Bay Community Association DP270427 (PHCA) constituted under s.25 of the Community Land Development Act 1989. The PHCA is not a strata scheme. The NSW government established the PHCA recognising the site’s cultural and heritage significance.
Although the PHCA is not a strata scheme, it operates in a similar way to an owners corporation or strata scheme for an apartment block. It oversees the management of broader ‘whole of project’ objectives and initiatives on behalf of its members.
The Prince Henry at Little Bay Community Management Statement details the specific by-laws that govern the entire site. The PHCA by-laws cannot be overridden by the By-laws of subsidiary schemes (neighbourhood associations and strata schemes).
The PHCA enters into agreements for services and responsibilities in accordance with the Prince Henry at Little Bay Community Management Statement, including a Deed of Agreement relating to stormwater harvesting and irrigation; and contracts for certain landscaping, access ways and roads, and some street lighting.
The PHCA’s only asset (common property) is Lot 1. Located at 9s Jenner Street, the building on Lot 1 was constructed specifically to house telecommunications equipment. The PHCA is responsible for managing and maintaining this asset.
The PHCA is not a consent authority. However, the PHCA works together with the relevant consent authority (if required) to uphold the Prince Henry Design Principles and Randwick Council’s Development Control Plan for Prince Henry. The Prince Henry Design Principles is a concise overview of the more detailed Prince Henry Design Guidelines established as part of the original Master Plan.
Proposed alterations or additions to completed buildings or developments, for example colour changes, signage, transmitting or receiving devices, screens, additional fencing, solar panels, pergolas and awnings, must be approved by the relevant subsidiary scheme (neighbourhood association or strata scheme), where there is one, and should then be submitted to the PHCA for consideration before applying to the relevant consent authority (generally Randwick Council) for approval to proceed. Owners of properties that aren’t part of a subsidiary scheme must submit their proposal to the PHCA for consideration before applying to the relevant consent authority (generally Randwick Council) for approval to proceed. The PHCA is also responsible for ensuring strata schemes, neighbourhood associations and individual owners maintain their lots to a reasonable standard.
The NSW Office of Fair Trading publication Living in a community scheme provides a general overview of how a community scheme works. The Prince Henry at Little Bay Community Management Statement is a key document containing by-laws, plans and other information that details the way in which the PHCA operates.
The following structure chart illustrates the composition of the PHCA:
The Prince Henry Community Association Community Roll Picture Summary contains details of every Lot comprising DP 270427 (Prince Henry at Little Bay), including lot numbers, street addresses and images of all built structures.
The Community Association must convene an Annual General Meeting each year. Any person entitled to vote at a general meeting can ask for a motion to be put on the agenda for a general meeting. A notice of meeting including minutes of the previous AGM is issued to all lot owners before the meeting.
All lot owners are encouraged to attend the AGM but may only speak if invited to do so by the executive committee.
For details of the next meeting go to the CA Questions page.