Please find following the most frequently asked questions relating to Meander Village.
- Do you have to be retired to live at Meander Village?
No, Meander Village is designed for the over 50s, so whether you are retired or not, you are welcome to reside here providing you fulfil our age requirement.
- Do you own the home?
Yes, you purchase your own home which is sited on land rented from Meander Village.
- Do we have to pay rates and body corporate fees?
No, there are no body corporate fees or deferred payment fees or rates. Pension recipients may be eligible for rental assistance, electricity and gas rebates. There are no legal fees or stamp duty on the purchase of your home.
- Will I have to pay any additional ongoing charges and, if so, what are they?
Apart from your rent, the only charge payable to Meander Village is your electricity which is individually metered and calculated quarterly.
- How long do site agreements last?
The agreements are covered by the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. Site agreements are perpetual until terminated by the home owner.
- What if we want to sell in the future?
Prospective buyers would need to be approved by the Management of Meander Village. They would also need to obtain a lease prior to occupying the home. Also, ‘For Sale’ signs may only be displayed inside windows and must not be larger than 350mm x 350mm in size.
- Can I have a pet?
Other than caged, quiet domestic birds, pets are not permitted within Meander Village at any time.
- Do you have a choice of home designs and sizes?
Yes, there are a variety of home designs and sizes which vary according to each site plan. Please contact our sales department for further information on available floor plans and homes.
- What restrictions are there about having someone else living or having visitors?
If you anticipate another person(s) living in your dwelling other than those listed in your lease, you must first seek approval from Meander Village Management.
Visitors of residents are welcome however they must comply with Village Rules and the Residential Site Agreement. Residents are reminded that they are responsible for their visitors at all times.
All cars are to be parked in their allocated car space. No cars are to be parked on roadways, grassed areas or vacant sites.
- Are there any restrictions on the type of home I might like to put in the Village?
All homes must be approved by the Management of Meander Village.
- What can I put on the site besides my home, e.g. Carport or garden shed?
External house elements such as carports, garden sheds or pergolas are to be approved by Management and must comply with Local Council and Government Regulations.
- What security do I have at Meander Village?
The Department of Fair Trading administers the laws which set out the rights and responsibilities of residents and residential park owners. Further details and a booklet explaining these laws are available from the Meander Village Office or the Department of Fair Trading.
- What protection does a resident have against loss of rights if the Village is sold to another organisation?
All agreements entered into are between you, the current owners and Meander Village. These agreements (by law) must be honoured by any future purchaser. If the Village were not to continue as a Relocatable Home Village, you would be compensated in accordance with the Residential Parks Regulation.
Meander Village is in a 1/100 flood area.
- Are there any restrictions on the use of the common facilities at Meander Village?
If so, what hours are they available and who may use them? Are there any other restrictions on the use of these facilities?
Pool hours are from 10am – 6pm. Children under 10 years of age must have adult supervision to use the on site pool.
- What lifestyle alternatives do manufactured home estates offer over retirement homes?
Meander Village is classified as a manufactured home estate or an active lifestyle village, not a retirement home. This means you get to live and interact in a community with like-minded people, with complete independence of action.