McLennan has an active Residents’ Society to ensure it’s a great place to live now and in the future, where people know their neighbours and look out for each other. This is reflected in the McLennan Charter [PDF, 353 KB] that was developed by the community.
Owners become members of the McLennan Residents’ Society (MRS) when they buy a property at McLennan. People living at McLennan can be involved as much or as little as they wish. The MRS offers a great opportunity to meet new friends and contribute towards building the McLennan community.
The McLennan Residents’ Society is registered under the Incorporated Societies Act, which means there are laws governing what they do. There is a Constitution that sets out members’ obligations, such as payment of levies, the purpose of the society and rules which help protect investments and keep McLennan looking good and well maintained.
Resident societies are not common in most suburban neighbourhoods. This offers a unique opportunity for neighbours to build a strong sense of community together, have shared goals and be well connected.
The Society is run by a MRS residents’ committee (volunteers) elected by members with the main purpose of:
Members get to vote on who the committee members will be to represent them, set the annual levies and how the money is spent each year at the Annual General Meeting. Throughout the year the committee meet and work on the things that matter most to the McLennan community.
Barfoot and Thompson Body Corporate Ltd have been appointed by the MRS as the secretary. This includes, administering the Annual General Meetings, dealing with general correspondence and enquiries, financials, and letters in relation to the rules and constitution.
All owners become members of the MRS when they buy a property at McLennan. This includes payment of an annual levy. The levies go towards the bullets explained in the purpose section above. Maintenance of the parks are a significant proportion of the levy.
If you are planning to purchase a property at McLennan, you will need to speak to your solicitor if you are planning to purchase a property at McLennan about these levies and familiarise yourself with the rules and the constitution. These are enforced through an Encumbrance that is registered on the title and the requirement for owners to sign a Deed of Covenant.
Barfoot & Thompson Body Corporate
P O Box 78-397
Ph: 09 834 8425
Mob: 027 2000 653
Page updated: 24 March 2021