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About Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village

Here are the details about living in the village

As you’d expect with an over 55 community that has been designed and constructed to be the best in the West, everything you could hope for in terms of features and inclusions, natural and man-made, is waiting for you at Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village. When you compare the location, the homes choices and the price with other over 55 gated communities, well, there really is no comparison. Major features that stand out include the Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village clubhouse, family centre, Village Green with Gazebos and BBQ’s and so much more. For all the fantastic details, including full specifications on our choice of homes, contact us today.

Home and Home Site Features

  • 6 Star EER (energy efficiency rated) homes
  • Reverse cycle inverter air-conditioners to all living areas and bedrooms
  • Rinnai natural gas hot water system
  • Barrier Mesh screen doors to front door and all external sliding doors
  • 8m colorbond fences – Sides and rear
  • Fully landscaped water wise gardens
  • Heated Pool for resident use
  • Perimeter security cameras

For details refer to Frequently Asked Questions

About Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village

1.1 Age limit

Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village is a 55 and over Lifestyle Village consistent with the City of Geraldton & Greenough Town Planning Scheme provisions applicable to the land.

1.2 Staging/timing

Display homes will be available for viewing from April 2017. Stage 1 will have 15 home sites with the first Homes in late 2017. Once completed Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village will consist of 62 homes. A Club House and Men’s Shed will be constructed at the end of Stage 1. Stage 1 owners will have access to the facilities at the neighbouring Sunset Beach Holiday Park

1.3 Security of Tenure

The lease period is for 30 years, commencing in 2017. Residents are covered by a Residential Site Agreement (RSA), which protects their interests. In the event of sale, all conditions will transfer to the new owner – check missing wording.

1.4 Medical Facilities

Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village is a Lifestyle Village. Medical care facilities will not be provided. A Doctor’s Surgery is located at Bluff Point with a Pharmacy at the local shopping centre. There is a St John Ambulance facility 10 minutes away and two hospitals, Geraldton Hospital and St John of God. Both Silver Chain and Avivo offer in-home care services in Geraldton.

The Services

2.1 Power, Gas & Water Services

Mains power, gas and water will be provided to all homes. These utilities will be metered with the cost of usage being the responsibility of the residents.

2.2 Sewerage or Septic

Mains sewerage will be provided to all homes.

2.3 Site Sizes

Site sizes in Stage 1 range from [225sqm to 255sqm].

2.4 Gate Security

The entry gate will be installed in Stage 1 with after-hours card access for Residents. A video connection to the front gate with electronic opening access will be provided to all homes. There will be a manual over-ride in the event of a power failure.

2.5 Gated Community

The perimeter will have the standard 1.8 metre colorbond fence at the rear of all Home sites. Security cameras will be strategically located. There will also be regular night patrols conducted

2.6 Lighting

Communal and Residential areas will be adequately lit for safety and security.

2.7 Access Road

A separate access road to Baler Road will be installed for use in case of emergencies.

2.8 Insurance

Communal areas/facilities are insured through AON. Adequate Home and Contents Insurance by the individual Homeowners is mandatory.

2.9 Maintenance of Gardens

Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village is responsible for maintenance of all communal areas plus the front ‘garden’ of the resident’s homes. Residents will be responsible for maintaining the gardens at the sides and rear of their home site.

2.10 Home Maintenance

Residents are responsible for the internal and external maintenance and upkeep of their home and home site.

2.11 Green Belt

This is considered important to the look and feel of Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village. There are significant and permanent areas allocated to open space.

2.12 Insects

A mosquito management plan is in place as per the City of Geraldton/Greenough Town Plan for the region.

2.13 Communications/Broadband Internet/TV/Pay TV

NBN has been installed throughout the Village. Options are available for telephone and internet services including private and NBN offerings. Free to air digital TV is provided by a centralized hub without the need for an antenna on each home. Pay TV will be via individual Resident’s arrangements with their supplier.

The Homes

3.1 Fleetwood

Fleetwood is our exclusive builder for the supply and installation of homes at Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village. Fleetwood is renowned for its building quality and ongoing service and is a perfect fit for our Village.

3.2 Price of Homes

The home prices in the first stage will range from $185,000 – $250,000 for a wide range of high specification homes.

3.3 Home Sizes

The size of the current range of homes is from 129m2 to 161m2 including living areas, alfresco and carports.

3.4 Stamp Duty

There is no Stamp Duty payable on the purchase of a Home at Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village, saving you a considerable amount of money.

3.5 Conveyancing (Settlement) Fees

There are no Conveyancing Fees payable on the purchase of a Home at Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village.

3.6 Building Standards

Fleetwood are fully ISO 9001 certified and have a strong reputation for high quality construction and standards.

3.7 Home Building Warranty

Fleetwood have a 6-year building warranty and homes are further protected by a statutory structural 40-year (lifetime) warranty.

3.8 Home Defects Process

Defects that may have safety impacts or seriously affect the Residents standard of living quality will be attended to as matter of urgency. Additionally there is then a 2-stage defect repair process for general work at 4 and 12 months after installation.

3.9 Home build times

There is a 16-week lead-time after all specifications and selections are finalized, contracts completed, deposit paid and construction order placed with Fleetwood.

3.10 Energy Rating

Fleetwood comply with the six star energy efficiency rating.

3.11 Colour Schemes

Fleetwood offer a range of standard colour schemes recommended by professional interior Designers. It is in the interests of all residents that colour schemes are maintained within a selected range for the re-sale value of homes.

3.12 Home Design – Flexibility

Standard designs are generally suitable for most residents however Fleetwood are happy to discuss small design and room dimension changes within the ‘building footprint’. Site sizes vary and need to be considered. Additional charges may apply.

3.13 Adaptable Housing

Consideration for easy access is an important part of the Village and Home designs. Ramp access to the front doors, no hobs to showers, power points raised off the floor, wider doorways and shower access will all be standard.

3.14 Wider Doors

Homes designs already include above standard dimensions for most doors, showers and passageways however Fleetwood is happy to accommodate wider doors within the practicalities of the home size. Additional costs may apply.

3.15 Air Conditioners & Ceiling Fans

Reverse cycle inverter air-conditioners are provided to all living areas as standard. These can be removed along with a price reduction if not required.

3.16 Storage Shed

A garden shed is provided as standard with all homes. Options for power and lights to the shed are available and charges will apply.

3.17 Garage – Tilt & Roller Doors

Tilt garage doors will be allowed subject to Council approval, relevant regulations and compatibility with home design. Clearance heights will be 1.8m – 1.9m. Additional cost will apply.

Roller garage doors cannot be installed due to height restrictions.

3.18 Kitchen Cabinetry

Standard cupboards are ‘soft close’ and can be upgraded to drawers as an option and priced as required.

3.19 Corners on bench tops

A wide range of options are available.

3.20 Floor Coverings and Window Treatments

A selection of standard options is are available. Upgrades are possible and charges will apply.

3.21 Solar Heating and Power

Optional and separately costed.

3.22 Ducted Vacuum systems

Due to the concrete slab ring beam, ducted vacuum systems can’t be fitted in the home slab. Fleetwood may be able to fit within the wall cavity and will work with the Homeowner when required.

Fees

4.1 Fees/Weekly fees

The rent will initially be $135 per week, which is subject to annual CPI variation. The Nominated Rent, equivalent to 10% of the sale price when you sell your home, is due at the time of sale.

4.2 Weekly fee increases

Annually at CPI, with consideration for increases in Government fees and charges greater than CPI.

4.3 Rates/Land Taxes/Water Service Fee

All covered in the weekly rent.

4.4 Strata Fees

There are no strata fees.

4.5 Centrelink Rental Rebates

Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village meets the criteria for Government Rent Assistance. To check your eligibility we encourage you to contact a Financial Information Service Officer (FSIO) at your local Centrelink office. Centrelink can be contacted directly on 13 2300 or visit the Centrelink website at:
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/rent-assistance

Facilities

5.1 Facilities on Site

  • Club House, once Stage 1 is complete
  • Full kitchen fit-out with activity room for fitness, art and craft
  • Workshop Library & computer room
  • Pool table, darts & table tennis
  • Village Green with Outdoor entertaining areas and barbecues for small functions
  • Community garden
  • Children’s play area, located at Sunset Beach Holiday Park
  • Shared free to air TV aerial with cable connection to all homes
  • Outdoor resort swimming pool located at Sunset Beach Holiday Park
  • Special discounted rates for visitors to short term accommodation in Sunset Beach Holiday Park
  • Secure caravan and boat parking area.

5.2 Caravan Parking

Caravan/trailer/RV/boat parking will be provided in a designated and secure “Storage Parking” facility. Sites are $15 per week and require reservation. Subject to availability and limits will apply.

5.3 Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is located at Sunset Beach Holiday Park and designed to accommodate general use for residents. Serious lap swimmers would be encouraged to use Geraldton pool.

Rules

All residents will agree to a set of “Village Rules” before joining the community at Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village. These are provided to ensure the comfort of all residents and to maintain standards at their expected level. Management will oversee the rules to ensure they are always up to date.

The following reflect the most frequently asked questions about the rules. A copy of the full Village Rules is available on request.

6.1 Pets

Smaller dogs & cats will be welcome at Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village. For environmental/wildlife reasons cats cannot be allowed to roam freely and suitably approved cat enclosures and/or cat runs will need to be installed. Small birds kept caged inside the home will be allowed. Dogs will be required to be on a leash at all times when walking throughout the village.

6.2 Visitors – Short Term

Short-term visitors are welcome whilst residents are in the Village and will be subject to all Village Rules. Our Village residents’ lifestyle will always be the major consideration.

6.3 Visitors – Long Term & House Sitters

Long-term visitors and house sitters will be required to complete the standard interview process as for new residents and additional fees may apply.

6.4 Holding a Site

It is considered impractical to hold a site in the building stages for lengthy periods due to access for cranes/trades and in fairness to other potential residents. Common sense will prevail when a prospective resident has their external home ‘actively’ on the market.

6.5 Large Vehicles

Where a vehicle can’t fit on to a Home site (with 1 metre clearance from the road verge) it will need to be parked at the ‘Storage Parking’ facility (see ‘Facilities’ – ‘Caravan parking’).

Sale of Homes

7.1 Selling Homes at Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village

Residents of Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village are able to sell their homes at ‘market value’. Logically this would be with the Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village sales team who have access to a database of clients and have no selling fees, with the possible exception of external advertising. Residents can engage external agents, which will incur agent’s fees – however, agents will not be permitted to erect ‘For Sale’ signs within the Village.

7.2 Nominated Rent

The Nominated Rent, equivalent to 10% of the sale price when you sell your Home will be deducted from the sale price.

7.3 Stamp Duty

No Stamp Duty is payable as there is no sale of land.

7.4 Sale of your External Home

For those who don’t have an existing relationship with a real estate agent, Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village has qualified two local agents who we can recommend to assist with the sale of your external home. These agents understand the Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village model and have given a commitment to provide a personalised service from a senior representative.

Prices, fees and information provided are correct at time of print and are subject to change, including the outcomes of “Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement – Statutory Review of the Residential Parks (Long Stay Tenants) Act 2006”.

Thank-you for your interest in Sunset Beach Lifestyle Village.

Please feel free to contact Mike Castledine from our sales team on 0490 431 297 to discuss any questions you may have regarding the above information or any other points you may be considering.