Building Community | Signature Apartments

Signature Apartments
  • 91 residential units
  • 8 commercial units
  • opened 2008
  • swimming pool
  • gymnasium
  • bike room
  • 2 common garden areas

Signature Apartments takes every opportunity to engage residents and owners to take pride in and participate in the management of the complex.

Case Study: Building Community

Signature Apartments has a strong focus on building its community of residents. They started with a Facebook page in 2010 and have since taken every opportunity to engage residents and owners to take pride in and participate in the management of the complex.

A resident who had been living in Signature Apartments for 2 years was concerned that he didn’t even know his next door neighbour and had made very few friends in the building. In April 2010 he started a facebook site - initially as a means of providing residents an opportunity to get to know each other and foster conversations.

It is promoted to residents as a way to:

  • get to know other neighbours and form friendships in the building
  • recycle or sell any unwanted furniture, clothing, unwanted tickets to a show, etc among the members (why travel and advertise when there may be interested people within the building)
  • advertise their businesses
  • inform others about the latest events in Redfern, surrounding areas or in the building.
  • post ideas on how to save on energy, home decor tips and recommendations on plumbers, electricians etc.

It was simply and effectively advertised by a poster on the notice board and a small flyer dropped in letterboxes.

The site is now starting to take on a life of its own and has been used by the executive committee to communicate and toss around ideas with other owners and residents; by people selling furniture and white goods; by others wishing to borrow household items for brief periods; and to let residents know of interesting events and restaurants in the area.

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Signature Apartments Facebook Page

Signature Apartments' Facebook Page

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Signature Apartments Garage Sale Trail

2012 Garage Sale Trail

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Signature Apartments Xmas Function

Christmas Party flyer

 

Last Updated: 
Mon 06/08/2012

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