While Noah was building an ark he preached to his neighbors but no one listened, instead making fun of him. He was criticised and ridiculed when preparing for the worst, sometimes we think of tasks such as the formation of a design code, to be like building an ARC – yet it may be your schemes saviour!
When developing a land subdivision having controls included in the formation of a body corporate scheme that allow for design continuity or diversity can often prevent long term price erosion and disputes. There are certain criteria that may need to be excluded in covenants due to the “Ban the Banners” legislation (BOLA) An Architectural Review Committee (ARC) can remain solely in the control of the original developer until the last block or lot is sold, and can assist in creating a structural and landscaping precedent that lives on in perpetuity through by transferring the control of the ARC to the Body Corporate. Thus maintaining brand recognition and high re-sale values and assisting with the marketing of future subdivisions.