This fee is calculated by dividing the total budgeted operating costs by the number of units and apartments within the Retirement Village.
The operating costs of the Village comprise those items of expenditure defined in the lease. The Annual Budget is prepared in consultation with representatives from the Residents Association and recovery rates are prescribed to yield during the year from the residents the estimated cost of maintaining and running the Village.
Rates payable to the Water Authority, the local authority and any other rates and taxes imposed are billed to each resident separately.
The premium and other costs payable by the resident to enter the Retirement Village are:
- The cost of purchasing the Lease of the particular selected unit. The price of units does vary.
- The Lease Bond may include a carport for exclusive use of the resident.
- An Administration fee will be payable to cover the cost of processing lease documentation, preparing statements and settlement.
- The resident will be required to arrange a consumer’s agreement with the energy provider and pay any costs incurred.
- The resident will be required to arrange for telephone connection and pay any costs incurred.
These services include laundry, cleaning, programmed personal care, shopping, restaurant dining or meal delivery, Hairdressers, Podiatrist, Kiosk, Photocopying and Secretarial Service. A schedule of some of these services is attached to the Lease.
Residents entering the Village are provided with a comprehensive “Welcome Wallet” which describes all the amenities and services available and where applicable, the charges.
These details can be made available on request by interested persons.
- All local authority services including library, refuse collection etc.
- Use of all the Board’s community facilities on the site, including lawns, gardens, roads, paths and lighting thereof.
- External maintenance of their unit.
- Administration, management and emergency call system facility, the security within the Village.
No charges are made for the use of these amenities.
Their use is governed by the Resident’s Rules.
There are many services available on site to residents that are provided on a “fee for service” basis.
The leased unit will be your home but because of the community style of living, it is necessary to ensure the harmony in the Village, and thus some conditions are necessary.
Self care units have generally been designed for occupation by a person and spouse and fees have been structured on that basis.
Residents may have short stay guests on the basis that the written approval of the Administrator is first given. “Short Stay” is not more that 2 weeks continuous.
A unit may be allocated car parking which will be specified in the lease Agreement. Visitor car parking is also available throughout the Village.
Generally pets are not permitted. However, the Board may authorise a person to bring their present pet with them. Size and age of the pet would be considered and an approval given would be subject to withdrawal if the pet proved to be a nuisance.
Transperth Bus Services are available in Kalinda Drive and the Boulevard.
Taxi service is available on request of residents.Ocean Gardens has a 12 seat bus which is used for outings, social purposes and transport of a similar nature. There are scheduled trips to Karrinyup, Innaloo and Floreat Forum shopping centres. A small charge is made for all trips as the bus service is self funding.
Ocean Gardens also has a shared vehicle available for use by residents, free of charge.
The determination of who is called to deal with the emergency situation will depend on the particular circumstances, and the Resident concerned. Should hospitalisation be required, the wishes of any Resident would be noted, but the admission may well be in the hands of others.