Building a strata community through connection. The tips and tricks to ensure your neighbours become good friends.

Living in a strata building offers unique opportunities for building a sense of community spirit among residents. Strata living involves shared spaces, common amenities, and collective decision-making, making it essential to cultivate a strong sense of community and connectedness. In this blog, we will explore practical strategies to foster a vibrant community spirit in your strata building.


1. Communication is Key: Open and transparent communication is the foundation of any thriving community. Establishing effective communication channels helps residents stay informed about building updates, events, and important decisions. Consider creating a community bulletin board, a dedicated website, or a newsletter to keep everyone in the loop. And remember to keep it friendly and positive.


2. Organize Regular Community Events: Hosting regular events is an excellent way to bring residents together. Plan activities such as potluck dinners, game nights, or seasonal celebrations. These events create opportunities for neighbours to interact, share experiences, and build lasting connections. Best of all, you get to know who your sharing your building with.


3. Create Common Spaces: Designate spaces within the strata building for communal use. This could include a shared garden, rooftop terrace, or a common room. You can think outside the square to create a space if you don’t have one. Look for any unused common area and use your imagination to transform it. Encourage residents to utilise these spaces for socialising, and consider organising events in these areas to strengthen the sense of community.

4. Be the social champion: Every good idea needs someone to lead it to fruition. Appoint a building community advocate (or appoint yourself) to champion and organise social and community engagement. Just until you get enough interest to get others onboard to assist.


5. Encourage Neighbourly Acts: Small gestures go a long way in creating a positive atmosphere. Encourage residents to engage in acts of kindness, such as helping with groceries, sharing surplus produce, or assisting with pet care. Establishing a culture of mutual support contributes to a more tightly-knit community.


6. Promote Inclusivity: Ensure that everyone in the strata building feels included and valued. Organise activities that cater to diverse interests and demographics. Be mindful of cultural and generational differences, and create an environment where everyone feels welcome.



7. Implement Online Platforms: In today’s digital age, online platforms can play a crucial role in fostering community spirit. Create a social media group or an online forum where residents can connect, share ideas, and discuss matters related to the strata building. This virtual space can complement face-to-face interactions and help strengthen the sense of community.


Building a strong sense of community spirit in a strata building requires intentional effort and collaboration from all residents. By fostering open communication, organising events, creating common spaces, and promoting inclusivity, you can contribute to a thriving and connected community. Remember, a vibrant strata community not only enhances the living experience for residents but also creates a lasting sense of belonging and shared responsibility.

Your Genesis strata manager is able to help you create and foster a greater sense of community in your building.

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