Gated Community Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Different types of gated communities in different countries allow for a different of interpretations and definitions. The basic concept of GACOS in Malaysian context is where the public access to the high-rise or landed residential areas are being restricted either using CCTV or the security personnel. The entrance gates, all streets, sidewalks, and other facilities are enclosed by barriers operated by a security guard opened either manually or automatically. Usually, it is being restricted due to the fact that these communities have their own swimming pools, private restraint, and children’s play areas and most importantly their concern for safety and security over the …show more content…
However, the understanding of ‘gated community’ in Malaysia is more focused on groups of residents or community who live in landed property with strata title. The development of GC is consistent with the provisions of section 6 (1A) of the Strata Titles Act 1985.
For GC, the common property including the roads in the GC scheme is private and it must be maintained by the residents through the appointed management corporation. Second, the construction of any fencing or wall separating the residents of the GC and non-residents is now allowed but the construction of the wall or fencing surrounding the GC area as a border between the GC area and non-GC area is allowed but it should not be more than 2.75 meters. If any wall or fencing is being built, there must be at least two entry and exit points for GC. Additionally, all the special areas for utilities such as electric, telephone, water, gas and sewage connections must be at least placed 2.5 meters within the GC area to enhance the service and facilitate the maintenance. Last but not least, the developers must provides a social impact as stipulated under the sub-section 21A (1A) of the Town and Country Planning Act
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Azimuddin Bahari. Latest Amendment of the Strata Title Act 1985 and the Incorporation of Gated Community Schemes (GACOS). Seminar on Southern Johor Development, Prospects and Challenges in the 21st Century, 27th & 28th June, (2007).
[ 7 ]. Wong Chew Hua “Factors contributing to the development of gated communities in Johor Bahru Tengah.” Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, (2005); Norazmin Abidah Bt Othman. “ Planning Criteria on Gated Residential development in Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur”. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (2007).
[ 8 ]. REHDA Bulletin," Selangor Revises GACOS Development Guidelines", Feb (2008)
[ 9 ]. The Sun by Derek Fernandez, "LAW & REALTY: Gated and guarded communities (Part I)", (2007)
[ 10 ]. Planning Guideline Gated Community and Guarded Neighbourhood issued by Ministry Of Housing And Local Government.
[ 11 ]. The Star By By Elan Perumal, Salina Khalid, Stuart Michael and Lim Chia Ying “ Lower crime rate raises interest in gated townships”.(2007).
[ 13 ]. This condition was as stipulated under the Uniform Building Bylaws 1984
[ 14 ]., “Guidelines on Gated Community & Guarded Neighbourhood (as of 2nd Sept

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