Frequently Asked Questions

What is Seachange Lifestyle Resort Arundel?

Seachange is a secure master-planned lifestyle resort designed for over 50’s living, owned and operated by one of Queensland’s oldest and most awarded private companies, Pradella Property Ventures. Embracing the principles of Traditional Neighbourhood Design, Seachange reintroduces the timeless features of tree-lined pedestrianised boulevards, rear lane vehicle access to houses, pocket parks and open spaces.

Where is Seachange Arundel?

Seachange Lifestyle Resort Arundel is located at 299 Napper Road Arundel, directly across the road from Arundel Plaza and Medical Centre. With easy access to the M1 Motorway, travelling time between the Gold Coast and Brisbane is just 45 minutes by car or 50 minutes by train.

What does Seachange Arundel 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. Seachange Arundel is designed to nourish the mind, body and soul.

Does Seachange Arundel 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. Also, professional on site managers means your home will be safe whether you’re at home or travelling.

Am I eligible to purchase and live at Seachange Arundel?

To purchase and live at Seachange all residents must be over the age of 50, you must be the owner of the home (no rentals) and children are not permitted to live in your home on a temporary basis.

Are there medical facilities available nearby?

Yes. Seachange is across the road from the Arundel Medical Centre, which comprises a medical clinic, dentist, pathologists, optometrists, chemist and even a vet for your pet.

Are pets welcome at Seachange?

Yes. Seachange recognises that owning a pet is an essential requirement for many homeowners. There is a pet approval process based on the best interests of the community and your needs.

Can family & friends stay with me?

Yes. Family and friends are welcome at Seachange. Visiting children are to be supervised by the Home Owner as you would expect. We ask that your visitors respect the rules as set out in the Site Agreement.

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?

Seachange looks after the ground maintenance to the front of the home, all common areas and the Country Club. You are responsible for the site area that your home sits on, including the side and rear areas of your home.

Is there any public transport nearby?

Yes. A sheltered bus stop is located on the boundary to Seachange only a 150m walk from the front entrance. Helensvale railway station is a 5 minute drive away, which gives you direct access to Brisbane airport. A Gold Coast rapid transport tram station is currently under construction at the end of Napper Road.

Can I rent at Seachange?

No. To ensure the integrity of our community, we only allow homes to be owner occupied.

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 perpetual right for you to occupy the home 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 may be available to eligible retirees.

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

Who maintains the home?

You are responsible to maintain 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 I pay stamp duty when I purchase a home?

No. Stamp Duty does not apply to homes at Seachange.

Are the 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 insure that any termite certificates or warranties are up to date.

Can I sell my home?

Yes, at any time. Seachange has a dedicated resales office, conveniently positioned at the entrance to the resort. Either we can assist you in selling your home or you can appoint an external selling agent.

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.

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 handled by Seachange.


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