All democracies great and small

Eureka Street
February 26, 2012

John Warhurst
High-density strata title communities comprise a growing new form of local democracy.

The various components of these increasingly popular apartment and townhouse communities, including the executive committees elected to preside over them and the strata managers responsible for supporting the administration of the community, are often in the news. So too are the developers that build them.

The news is often negative, including various sorts of commercial malpractice, bullying and conflict between owners.

These communities provide a terrific introduction to the pros and cons of local democracy.

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