Community Based Facilities Management for Strata Community

Facilities management has been primarily seen from business, industry and public service perspectives, and in different organisational and market settings. Facilities management adds value, not only by increasing the economic viability of development but also by delivering social and environmental benefits. Whilst the existence of these benefits has been increasingly acknowledged across some stakeholder groups – by investors, developers, designers, occupiers, public authorities and everyday users (Price, 2002) they must also be extended to the community and society. The role of facilities management to be seen in this broader context and advances the argument that, for facilities management to retain its relevance as a profession, strengthen its position and maintain its influence (Alexander, 2003b). Within this context research on Strata Communities have been developed to position Facilities Management roles as a change agent. The aim is to uplift people or community wellbeing.