This is the communal area for our set of 10 units, and I took it upon myself to make it look a bit more inviting and tropical.
So the ground was prepared, here in the central traffic island,
the plants I got were;
Dianella - a flax lilly that has blue flowers on spikes
Lomandra longifolia - a native grass that grows up to half a metre
a couple of green cordelines
a couple of miniature weeping callistemon (bottlebrush)
2 purple tibouchina.
12 lilly pilly bushes for a hedge on the street side
From a neighbour I got about 24 spider lilies that I put between the palms trees leading to the pool gate.
I gave them all a good soaking in seaweed tea and then planted them. They have had an occasional watering, and also a few more plants have been added whenever I had extra in my garden, but basically it was meant to be no maintenance..... . This is what it looks like now.