Not everybody wants to be part of a community. Many people living in strata apartments simply want their own space and are quite happy going about their normal life. However, it’s natural for us to want to be part of something, and building a sense of community within strata gives us that option. From community gardening to improved facilities, there are several ways to foster a community within your strata environment. It’s a positive for residents in daily life, but a great sense of community can also enhance the value of your strata scheme overall. Here are 3 ways to bring people together.
One of the hottest global topics right now is climate change. More and more frequently, people are starting to look for new sustainability measures to reduce their carbon footprint. Creating a community garden is a terrific way to foster a sense of community, while also providing a valuable service for those involved.
Lot owners and residents who wish to take part, can come together and work to maintain a community garden. It brings people together but also provides fresh fruits and vegetables for those who participate. As they say, sharing is caring!
Create space for group meetings
Most strata schemes have a space that’s suitable for large community gatherings. For example, the space where General Meetings are held. Opening such spaces up for lot owners to use is a great way to foster a stronger sense of community. There are probably a lot of shared interests among lot owners, and they may benefit from being able to form small groups within the community.
Using a booking system, allowing lot owners to reserve a room for things like crafts, gatherings, book clubs and much more can give residents a greater sense of being a part of the community. Naturally, any use of such spaces would need to comply with strata by-laws, but this should be quite easy to monitor.
Playgrounds and other outdoor facilities
Most strata buildings have a diverse cross-section of inhabitants. There’s a myth that only singles or couples without children live in apartment buildings, but that’s evidently not the case. If your strata building is popular with families of young children, one way to build community is to focus on making it even more appealing for youngsters.
Even if space is limited, there are usually ways to create communal play areas, whether it be a small playground outside or even a games/play room inside. It’s not only a hit with kids but also with parents who can form friendships as their children play.
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