Tip 33 – Concept and design – Common facilities can be uncommonly expensive

Bodies corporate have statutory obligations to maintain the common property and body corporate assets. Whatever you, as the developer, bestow upon the body corporate as common facilities must be kept in accordance with those statutory duties.  A bio-dynamic roof top vegetable garden might appeal to your target market, until of course, the buyers read the likely annual contributions (levies).  Carefully consider what common facilities you’re going to provide and use clever design and appropriate material choices to ensure that the maintenance and ongoing costs are minimised.