At this link is a revised document – our Constitution.

Our Committee was advised at our meeting on 21 September of the prospect of these changes.
The need for this revision has come about because the NSW Government introduced a new Regulation for incorporated associations commencing on 1 September 2022. This followed a review, public consultation and feedback process earlier this year.

We were notified on 19 September 2022.

The new Regulation keeps many of the existing rules and introduces some new requirements.

The changes include:

  • Postal ballots or electronic ballots
    • Several minor changes have been made to the postal and electronic ballots process. This improves flexibility and operational guidance by clarifying the obligations of committee members and the returning officer.
  • Model constitution
    • Changes to the model constitution include:
      • clarifying the obligations of entrance fee payments
      • clarifying the process of filling casual vacancies by the committee
      • allowing associations greater flexibility to conduct business outside of meetings.
Changes are noted in the draft document attached by highlighting them in red.
This revised Constitution will be presented to our next General meeting in October 2022 as a Special Resolution, worded as follows:
“Mr Nic van den Berg proposed to the meeting the Special Resolution that “the HTCA NSW agrees to adopt a revised Constitution”, that revised Constitution being the version that was;
  • amended to reflect a new Regulation for incorporated associations which commenced on 1 September 2022
  • circulated to the HTCA NSW Committee on 23 September 2022;
  • circulated to all HTCA NSW financial members on 29 September 2022; and
  • discussed at the General meeting of the HTCA NSW in October 2022.”
The revised Constitution then needs to be put to a vote at that October 2022 meeting and a 75% decision needs to be achieved in order to pass.
If you have any comments, please refer them to by close of business on 7 October 2022.