QSRSCH for local governments

The following resources are provided to guide local governments though the requirements of the QSRSCH, and are now available on the QSRSCH website:

  • The Queensland State Regulatory Code sets out the performance outcomes and performance requirements that local governments must comply with in providing government funded community housing under the Housing Act 2003.
  • The QSRSCH Evidence Guidelines describes the performance indicators and evidence sources that will assist local governments in preparing their application for registration.
  • The QSRSCH Notifications Guidelines are provided to assist local governments to understand which events or incidents may be considered a notifiable event, how and when to notify the Queensland Registrar and the type of information they need to include in their Notifications Policy.

 

Applying for registration under the Queensland State Regulatory System for Community Housing

Local governments who are funded by the Department of Housing and Public Works to provide community housing are required to apply for registration under the Queensland State Regulatory System for Community Housing (QSRSCH). The QSRSCH is administered by the Queensland Registrar.

The Queensland state regulatory framework is established under the Queensland Housing Act 2003 (PDF, 603KB) (the Act).

The differences between QSRSCH and NRSCH 

The QSRSCH was implemented to regulate local governments as opposed to the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH), which was implemented specifically to regulate non-government organisations. The QSRSCH aligns itself with applicable code provisions of the NRSCH and requirements of the Housing Act 2003 (QLD).

Who is required to register under the QSRSCH?  

All local governments funded by Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) to provide community housing in Queensland are required to apply for and successfully attain registration under the QSRSCH, in order to continue their funding relationship with DHPW.

 

For more information, please go to the QSRSCH website