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Answers to your

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Spring Lakes Resort Offer?

Spring Lakes Resort is Bundaberg’s newest gated retirement resort, specifically designed for over 50s. Spring Lakes Resort is all about encouraging people to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

How secure is Spring Lakes Resort?

Spring Lakes Resort has closed circuit TV cameras located at the main entry gates. Each home is fitted with an intercom system to enable residents to control the entry gates for visitors. In addition, each home has remote-controlled garage doors. Having a professional on-site manager means your home will be safe whether you are at home or travelling.

Are pets welcome?

Yes.  Spring Lakes Resort is pet friendly however to ensure the pets are suitable and in the best interest of all community and your needs, there is an approval process.

Can family and friends stay with me?

Yes. Spring Lakes Resort welcomes family and friends to stay for short periods.  Visitors are requested to respect the rules detailed in the Site Agreement. Children must be supervised at all times.

Who is responsible for maintenance of lawns and gardens?

Spring Lakes Resort attends to maintenance of the gardens and lawns to front yards, main entry, community facilities and the 29 acres of open space including the 9 hole golf course. You are responsible for all other areas around your house. 

 

What is a site agreement?

The Site Agreement provides you with security of tenure under the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. You can read about the legislation here. A Weekly Site Fee is payable by you to Spring Lakes Resort. This fee covers the maintenance of all common areas, including the lawn and garden to the front streetscape of your home. This fee also covers use and maintenance of the Community Facilities including the indoor and outdoor facilities. The Site Fee also covers the cost of resort management personnel.

Rental Assistance on the Site Fee may be available to eligible retirees.

Can I receive government rebate on my weekly site fees?

If you are eligible for a pension or payments through Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs you may be eligible for rental assistance on your Site Fees. Click here for more details on eligibility.

Rental Assistance on the Site Fee may be available to eligible retirees.

Who maintains the home?

You are responsible for maintenance of the internal and external of your home in accordance with the Site Agreement. You will be required to repaint the home every ten years from the original building completion date in accordance with the Site Agreement.

Do the weekly site fees increase?

Yes, site fees are adjusted annually by 3% and there is a market review every 3rd year. The method of increase is clearly detailed in the Site Agreement.

Are homes protected against termites?

Yes. All homes and sites are protected from termites in accordance with council building regulations and Australian Standards. It’s your responsibility to conduct a pest and building report before you purchase your new home and ensure that any termite certificates or warranties are up to date.

Can I include my home in my will?

Yes. Your home can be included in your estate.

Where is Spring Lakes Resort?

Spring Lakes Resort is located on River Springs Drive, Avoca.

What facilities does Spring Lakes Resort have?

Spring Lakes Resort is a secure gated community with extensive facilities including a community clubhouse, library/billiard room, art & craft room, gymnasium, residents’ kitchen & bar, 32 seat cinema, consultation room, bocce lawn, two outdoor pools, residents’ workshop, all-weather bowling green all overlooking a lake and 9 hole golf course set on 29 acres of river front landscaped open space.

Am I eligible to buy?

To live at Spring Lakes Resort you must be over 50 years of age and must purchase a home. Children are not permitted to permanently reside in your home.

Are there medical facilities nearby?

Yes. Within 4km of Spring Lakes Resort you have a choice of three Bundaberg hospitals and specialist centres, 5 medical centres, 3 dentists and 4 pharmacies.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes.  Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Harvey Norman,  Bunnings and numerous cafes and restaurants are all less than 2.5 kilometres from Spring Lakes Resort.

Can I rent at Spring Lakes Resort?

No. In the interests of the entire community, to live at Spring Lakes Resort you must own a home.

What type of contract do I enter into when I buy a home?

There are two documents that you are required to sign. The first is a Contract for the purchase of a home from a seller. The second is a Site Agreement that provides you with a right for you to occupy the home on the site you have selected.

Do I own the land my home sits on when I buy a home?

No. The Site Agreement provides you with tenure to occupy your site Under the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.

How secure is my site agreement?

Your agreement is supported by specific state government legislation, ensuring your tenure is secure.

How do I pay my site fees?

By direct debit.

Do I pay stamp duty when I buy a home?

No. Stamp does not apply when you buy a home at Spring Lakes Resort.

Are there any other costs?

You are responsible for the supply and usage charges for all utilities connected to the home now or in the future including electricity, water, telephone, home and contents insurance and pest control.

Are there restrictions if I want to sell my home?

No. You can sell your home at a time and at a price you choose, and you keep 100% of any capital gains. You can either choose a local real estate agent to sell your home or you may choose to sell it yourself.

Are there any exit fees when I sell my home?

No. All capital gains are 100% yours to keep. Unlike many other similar resorts, there are no deferred management fees or exit fees.

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About us.

Set on 50 acres of riverfront land, overlooking 29 acres of golf course and open space, you can feel the sense of peace and tranquility as soon as you arrive home. No other Bundaberg Over 50’s Resort has the benefit of this breathtaking outlook. Yet it is so close to medical facilities, hospitals, shopping, clubs, cafes and restaurants.