Riverside Coomera

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Seachange Lifestyle Resort Riverside Coomera?

Seachange Riverside Coomera is the Gold Coast’s most exclusive waterfront resort designed for over 50s. It is owned and operated by one of Queensland’s oldest and most awarded private companies, Pradella Property Ventures. Positioned in an idyllic waterfront location on the banks of the Coomera River, this boutique community is limited to 124 premium homes. The resort features a five star Country Club and River House filled with facilities so that you can make that change and love the way you live.

Where is Seachange Riverside Coomera?

Seachange is located at 29 Ghostgum Grove, Upper Coomera, on the banks of the Coomera River. Residents enjoy a short drive to Medical Centres, cafés and restaurants, Coles supermarket and major centres of Westfield Helensvale and the new Westfield Coomera Town Centre.

What does Seachange offer?

Seachange Riverside Coomera offers a unique, secure, low maintenance, riverside lifestyle located on the Gold Coast. A true community of like-minded residents with facilities that allow people to explore their passions and love the way
they live.

Does Seachange offer Security?

Yes. Seachange is fitted with intercoms, discreet security cameras and security access to the main and other ancillary gates. Also, professional on site managers mean your home will be safe whether you’re at home or travelling.

Am I eligible to purchase and live at Seachange Riverside Coomera?

Seachange is an active adult community designed for over 50’s with no care facilities. All Seachange residents will be home owners and children are not permitted to live in your home on a permanent basis.

Are there medical facilities nearby?

Yes. Seachange is within a short 3 minute drive to the Brygon Reserve Medical Centre and the Upper Coomera Medical Centre, which offer a vast array of services and a pharmacy.

Are pets welcome at Seachange?

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

Can family and 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 a short drive away to the Upper Coomera Shopping Centre, Brygon Reserve Shopping Village and Oxenford Square with access to Coles, Woolworths, newsagent, butcher and a variety of restaurants. Westfield Helensvale is less than a 10 minute drive from Seachange. The new Westfield Coomera is a short 15 minute drive.

Who is responsible for the maintenance of gardens and 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 as defined in your Site Agreement, including the side and rear areas of your home.

Is there nearby public transport?

There are multiple options for transport. There is a bus stop nearby that will connect to Coomera or Helensvale Train Station and G Link light rail, providing  residents access to the whole Gold Coast and Brisbane CBD and Airports. M1 is only a short 5 minute drive.

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 you are required to sign. The first is a contract for the purchase of a home. The second is a Site Agreement that provides you a perpetual right to occupy a site that your home is positioned on.

What is a Site Agreement?

A Site Agreement is a binding agreement between you and the Resort Operator. The Site Agreement provides you with security of tenure over the site where your home is positioned. The security of tenure is protected by Queensland government legislation, being the Manufactured Homes Residential Parks Act 2003. A weekly site fee is payable by you to Seachange which is detailed in the Site Agreement.

What is a site fee?

This fee covers the use of the Country Club, River House and all other indoor and outdoor facilities. The site fee also covers the cost of resort management personnel, maintenance of all common areas, including lawns and gardens up to your site area as defined in your Site Agreement. General Council rates are also covered under the site fee.

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, waste water, telephone, internet, home and contents insurance and pest control.

How do I pay my site fees?

Direct Debit for your convenience.

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.

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.

Do I pay stamp duty when I purchase a home?

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

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.

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 ensure that any termite certificates or warranties are up to date.

Can I sell my home?

Yes. At any time. Seachange has a dedicated resales agent who will be able to assist you in selling your home.

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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