Body Corporate

Body Corporate requirements vary from building to building and it is usually a good idea to seek an approval prior to any installation.

Click on the Tabs bellow for information on seeking an approval and information that your Body Corporate may require for an approval process.

Body Corp Storage Application Form PDF4.97 KB

Seeking Body Corporate Approval

Placement or construction of Car park Storage is usually approved under the following terms and conditions.

Application for approval should be made to the Body Corporate prior to installation/placement.:

The application should

  • Be in writing, and contain details of the owner, lot and unit number, and contact details
  • Conform to these guidelines and include a statement to the effect that the applicant agrees to the guidelines
  • Include specific details of the proposed storage, and if not "an Apartment Storage System" as noted below, include manufacturers brochures, detailed drawings including measurements, materials to be used, etc..
  • Include a sketch of the proposed placement within the allocated car space
  • Be from a lot owner

It must be acknowledged by the applicant that all costs and expenses relevant to the storage module, including but not limited to the actual storage module, its construction, its placement, its maintenance, its repair, and its removal if required, is the total responsibility of the applicant owner.

The Storage Module

The approved and recommended storage system is an Apartment Storage Systems product, supplied by Apartment Storage Systems Pty Ltd, "The Box Thing", light brown in colour (or as specified) and of polyethylene material on a powder coated steel frame. Or one of the "Modular Aluminium Systems," Dulux Pottery in colour, Modular construction and entirely Aluminium. Approval for use of these systems should be granted provided all other requirements in this resolution have been met.

If the application is in respect of storage that differs from paragraph above, the proposed storage module needs to be extremely similar to that so described above, particularly in respect of colour, size, concept, materials and design. It must be professionally made, finished, installed, and presented.


The storage module must,

  • Be totally contained within the applicant owners allocated car space
  • Not be such that a vehicle cannot park within the boundary of the  allocated car space on which the module is to be placed
  • Not in any way interfere with other owners allocated car space/s  nor  interfere with access to services, e.g. plumbing, electrical, gas,  drainage etc
  • Not significantly interfere with lighting, and must not interfere with  security lighting
  • Not be affixed to common property or the building structure without  prior specific Body Corporate committee approval


Maintenance is the responsibility of the owner.


The owner must unconditionally waiver any liability and/or  responsibility otherwise on the Body Corporate / Body Corporate Committee for  any damage or loss occasioned to the storage module and or its contents  contained therein, no matter howsoever caused.

Insurance of the storage module and its contents are the responsibility  of the owner.

The owner is responsible for any damage to common property, the  structure of the building or other owners/tenants/guests property, caused  directly or indirectly by the storage module and/or its contents.


The Body Corporate Committee reserves the right to withdraw any approval  given and to demand the removal of the storage unit.

Addressing some points that may be of particular interest to the Body Corporate

Our units can be free-standing and are very stable. This means they are ideally suited to "open area" car spaces, as well as those adjacent to garage wall.

It also means that there is no potentially damaging attachment to common property.

When placed in the "open area" such as the center of your car park, The Box Thing product range helps delineate the car spaces.

They can be placed back to back or as a continuous run using shared walling.

The units fit wholly within the designated car area and do not intrude on any other designated or common area.

All our units are height adjustable, which means all variation in floor levels, and all car sizes can be accommodated.

This will allow our product range to be adopted as the preferred unit throughout a building.

The resultant uniformity enhances the value of a building.

The Box Thing is specially manufactured to resist corrosion from a salt laden coastal environment, and retain its good, clean, and tidy looks indefinitely

Storage is gained without loss of valuable car space.

Installation of Storage Systems:

When installing our storage systems, we always ensure that access to, or operation of service of and safety fittings/devices (such as sprinkler heads and electrical panels) is not compromised.

If the owner of a unit in the rental pool requests installation of an over bonnet system in their car space, we set it to maximum height to ensure any guest vehicle will fit (eg 4WD).

Although the involvement of Body Corporate Committees varies from building to building, we presume that your committee will want to be directly involved to ensure a uniform and high quality solution to what is an ever present problem - storage.

What we can offer:

To aid the Body Corporate with this we offer an obligation and cost free measure and quote service.

Our representatives on request will come to site to check measure potential spaces and advise on the best solution for you.

Application Process:

We than provide a standard application form to the management staff and or Body Corporate. This form outlines the requirements of the applicant and by using the report provided, the management staff and or Body Corporate can process the application with ease.

This form once approved by the Body Corporate or relevant staff can than be used by the applicant as an order form. The ultimate goal of this process is to work with the Body Corporate while streamlining the approval process.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.