A Community Manager is a person or corporation who is appointed pursuant to the relevant body corporate legislation with the power to perform certain duties and functions of the body corporate and the committee as are entrusted to it in an agreement.
The primary responsibilities delegated to the community manager are the duties of the secretary and treasurer.
The body corporate, however has the right to delegate only a proportion of these duties or to extend them – within the confines of requirements of the Act.
Even though an owners corporation manager has been appointed, this does not preclude the owners corporation or its committee from exercising any of the powers which have been delegated to the manager – in fact the powers of the owners corporation and manager run concurrently. A prudent owners corporation manager does not usurp or override the decisions of a committee.
A community manager is usually appointed at a general meeting but may be appointed by the committee. Delegations are required to be made at a general meeting of the owners corporation.
A community manager assists the committee in making decisions.