Seachange Arundel

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FAQs

What Is Seachange Gold Coast?
Seachange is a secure master-planned lifestyle community designed exclusively for over 50’s living. Embracing the principles of Traditional Neighbourhood Design, Seachange reintroduces the timeless features of tree-lined pedestrianized boulevards, rear lane vehicle access to houses, pocket parks and open spaces.

Where Is Seachange Gold Coast
Seachange Gold Coast is located at 299 Napper Road Arundel, directly across the road from Arundel Plaza and Medical Centre. With easy access to the MI Motorway, Traveling time between the Gold Coast and Brisbane is just 45 minutes by car or 50 minutes by train.

What Does Seachange Offer
A unique, secure, low maintenance lifestyle located in the heart of the Gold Coast. True community of like minded residents with facilities that are the envy of any five star resort and designed to nourish the mind, body and soul.

Does Seachange Offer Security
Yes. The resort is fitted with intercoms, discrete security cameras and security access to the main and other ancillary gates. Seachange homes are secure, combining intercoms, telephones and electronic remote control garages. The resort will be professionally managed, so your home will be safe whether you’re at home or away travelling.

Am I Eligible to Purchase and Live at Seachange
In summary, to purchase and live at Seachange, at least one of the residents must be over 50, you must be the owner of the home – no rentals and children are not permanent to live in your home on a permanent basis.

Are there Medical Facilities Available Nearby
Yes. Seachange is across the road from the Arundel Medial Centre, which comprises a medical clinic, dentist, pathologists, optometrists, natural health centre, chemist and even a vet for your pet.

Can Family & Friends Stay With Me
Yes. Friends and family are most welcome at Seachange. Visiting children are to be supervised by the Home Owner as you would expect. We ask that your visitors respect the community guidelines as set out in the Site Agreement and Community Rules. We know your friends and family will be impressed with your new home and the fabulous facilities on offer at Seachange.

What Recreational Facilities Are Provided
The recreational facilities at Seachange are outstanding. The expansive and luxurious 5-Star Country Club boasts an extensive range of sporting, active, passive and social facilities available to homeowners and their guests. From lawn bowls to watching a movie in the cinema, there’s more here than you ever could have imagined.

Is There Convenient Shopping Available Nearby
Yes. Seachange is situated across the road from the Arundel Plaza which includes a Coles Supermarket, a range of specialty shops such as a butcher, hairdresser, news agency, etc., plus the Arundel Tavern. Also, just minutes drive away is Westfield Helensvale, Harbour Town Shopping Centre and Southport CBD.

Who Is Responsible for the Maintenance of Gardens & Lawns
Resort Management maintains lawns at the front of all homes. In addition, they will maintain the streetscapes, parks and 5-Star Country Club to a resort quality standard. You are responsible for the maintenance of the side and rear areas of your home.

Is There any Public Transport Nearby
Yes. A bus stop with shelter is located on the boundary to Seachange Arundel only a 150m walk from the front entrance. Helensvale railway station is 5 minutes drive away, which gives you direct access to Brisbane airport. The Gold Coast rapid transport station is only five minutes drive away also.

Can I Rent at Seachange
No. To ensure the integrity of our community, we only allow homes to be owner-occupied or family owned and occupied with approval from management.

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 for your home. The second is a Site Agreement that provides you with a perpetual right to live on the site you have selected.

What Is a Site Agreement
The Site Agreement provides you with security of tenure under Queensland Government Legislation. A Weekly Site Fee is payable by you to Seachange. 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 5-Star Country Club including the indoor and outdoor facilities. The Site Fee also covers the cost of resort management personnel. *Rental Assistance on the Site Fee is available to eligible retirees, for more details please ask your Consultant.

How Secure is my Site Agreement
Your agreement is supported by specific state government legislation, ensuring your tenure is secure.

Is It True That I May Received A Government Rebate On My Weekly Site Fee
Yes. 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.

How Do I Pay My Site Fees
Fortnightly in advance by direct debit from your nominated bank account

Does The Weekly Site Fee Increase
Yes, the site fees are adjusted annually by CPI and increases in government charges above CPI or by market review. The method of increase is clearly detailed in the site agreement.

What About Other Costs
You are responsible for normal services such as electricity, telephone, water, gas, home and contents insurance and pest control as well as any expenditure relating to the ongoing maintenance of your home.

Do I Pay Stamp Duty When I Purchase a Home
No. Stamp Duty does not apply to homes at Seachange.

What Is The Quality Of the Resort
The Masterplan was created by Brian Toyota from ML Design who is regarded as one of the leading Masterplanners in Australia. Brian designed the Masterplans for Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island Resort, Salt and Casurina. The Seachange Country Club looks and feels like a 5 star resort.

How Long Does It Take From The Time I Select My Home Until I Can Move In
It takes approximately 18 weeks to complete your home. On occasions, there may be a few select home ready to occupy immediately.

What Is the Quality and Guarantee on My Home
The homes are the highest quality and designed by award winning architects and interior designers from ML Design. Your home is covered by a 6 year structural warranty as well as 3 month general defects and maintenance period.

Are the Home 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 have a 12 monthly termite inspection.

Can I Sell My Home
Yes, at anytime. Either we can assist you in selling your home or you can appoint an external selling agent. The home must however be sold only to a purchaser who is over 50.

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 fess or exit fees.

Can I Include My Home In My Will
Yes. Your home can be included in your estate and if you choose, the sale of the home can be handle by Seachange.

No Renters
Pet Friendly
Secure Living
No Stamp Duty
No Exit Fees