WHAT RESTRICTIONS ARE THERE ON A RESIDENT IN THE USE OF HIS OR HER PREMISES AND THE PARK FACILITIES ABOUT?
A) HAVING SOMEONE ELSE LIVE IN THE PREMISES
ANSWER: The number of people who may occupy the dwelling, excluding overnight or short stay guests will be entered in the Agreement. Should you wish to increase the number of occupants of the dwelling at a later date, then you must obtain our consent. If we consent to any additional occupants, you will have to enter into a new Agreement.
B) HAVING VISITORS, INCLUDING OVERNIGHT OR SHORT-STAY GUESTS
ANSWER: To ensure the safety and security of all village residents all day visitors, overnight or holiday house guests are requested to park in the visitors’ car park and to register at reception upon arrival. You as the resident are responsible for your visitors conduct at all times. The maximum stay for a visitor is 14 days consecutively and no more than 30days in one year. The Village Managers are mindful of the flexibility required during times such as school and holiday periods, and special requests regarding extended visitor stays are always taken into consideration. The total number of occupants and visitors who may stay on the site at any one time may not exceed the maximum number of people stated in the Agreement. All visitors must be accommodated within the walls of the dwelling. i.e. No caravans, tents etc
C) CAR PARKING
ANSWER: Only vehicles nominated in the Residential Site Agreement can be parked or stored on your site. Management consent must be first obtained in writing before any additional vehicles are to be parked or stored on your site or within the village area. Additional parking /storage is available within the village and weekly fees apply. All visitors and guests must use the designated car parking area at front entrance unless instructed otherwise by park owners. Park Rules STRICTLY prohibits the parking of ANY vehicle on the roadside or edge of any site in the park.
ANSWER: Small well behaved quiet dogs are permitted, at the park owner’s discretion and with written permission. Only One dog permitted per site. Dogs must be desexed .Only dogs nominated and approved by management are permitted on premises. The pet must be under control and on a leash of a responsible person over the age of 10yrs at all times when outside the moveable dwelling or outside the premises fenced boundary. Dogs must not bark or cause any disturbance to other residents. The Park Owner reserves the right to withdraw permission at anytime. Cats are not permitted in the park. A bird is permitted with written permission and must be caged at all times. Fixed outside cages/bird aviaries are not allowed.
E) ANY OTHER MATTER
1. PREMISES USE
The dwelling on your site may only be used as your private home. No commercial activity or business may operate from or be carried out on the park.
All delivery personnel are required to report to office before entering park. Management accepts no responsibility for goods left at an unattended home or at the office. Large trucks will not be permitted to enter the park and arrangements are to be made by the residents for the collection of the goods at the park entrance.
The exterior of the dwelling must be kept clean and tidy at all times.
Prior notice of any outdoor maintenance work must be given to management in writing for their approval. All work approved must be carried out by licensed qualified tradespersons with appropriate insurance cover. All licenses, registration and insurance details for any person undertaking work must be lodged at the office prior to work commencing. No Building or mechanical work of any type is to be undertaken on the site, unless permission is given prior to commencement of work.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE TYPE OF MOVEABLE DWELLING ALLOWED ON THE PARK?
ANSWER: To preserve the aesthetics and standards of the village and to maintain the investment of our existing residents, we permit professionally built manufactured homes. All homes must conform to Local Government (manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Park, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwelling) Regulations 2005. The regulation provides that a moveable dwelling, together with any structure, may not occupy more than two thirds of the site. The regulation also states that these structures must be appropriately located from the site boundaries. The Park Rules require the area between the floor of the moveable dwelling and the ground is enclosed with lattice or timber screen on all sides that are not covered by a carport or garden/utility shed. If you wish to sell your dwelling and have it remain on site, any existing fences and any other improvements considered inappropriate by Management are to be removed and made good so that the site and improvements on the site comply with all terms of the Residential Site Agreement, at the residents cost, prior to Management formalising a new Residential Site Agreement or assigning an existing agreement.
WHAT CAN A RESIDENT PUT ON THE RESIDENTIAL SITE BESIDES THE MOVEABLE DWELLING, SUCH AS CARPORT OR GARDEN SHED?
ANSWER: Carports, gardens sheds, verandahs, decks, pergolas, garages, clothes lines, rigid annex and in special circumstances screens and fences are permitted by the Park provided they conform with:
a) Local Government (manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Park, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwelling) Regulations 2005 & Local Government Act 1993
b) Park aesthetics and building code for the park.
c) The Residential Tenancy Agreement & Park Rules
Management’s written permission must be obtained before doing any alterations, additions and extensions to the moveable dwelling and associated structures (including, without limitations, a carport, deck verandah, screen, pergola, clothes line, shed, driveway, paving or retaining wall). All work approved must be carried out by licensed qualified tradespersons with appropriate insurance cover. All licenses, registration and insurance details for any person undertaking work must be lodged at the office prior to work commencing.
IF THE PARK IS SOLD, WHAT PROTECTION DOES A RESIDENT HAVE AGAINST A LOSS OF RIGHTS
ANSWER: You have the same protection as any other person in a rental premises. A fixed term of agreement is enforceable against the purchaser and cannot be terminated unless the resident agrees, or the tribunal determines to do so because of a breach of the agreement by the resident or for some other reason set out in the Residential Parks Act.
ARE RESIDENTS LIABLE FOR ANY EXTRAORDINARY CHARGES, (OTHER THAN RENT) AND IF SO FOR WHAT PURPOSES?
ANSWER: A resident is required to pay for 50% of the preparation costs of the Site Agreement up to a maximum of $15.00. The park owner must give the prospective resident a written statement of the costs of preparation of the Site Agreement and of any other charges payable by the resident.
The following additional charges are also payable
a) Any fee required by council or by any government or statutory authority for occupying or installing of the moveable dwelling, or any addition or any alteration to it.
b) Electricity, where the site is individually metered, is charged at the current rate as advised from time to time In compliance with the Code of Practice for Electricity Supply to Long-term Residents of a Caravan Park prepared by the Dept of Energy.
c) Gas & water, where the site is individually metered, is charged at the current rate as advised from time to time.
d) Meters (Electricity & Water) are read on the last Wednesday of each month and debited to the residents account. Accounts are placed in your mailbox and receipts issued upon payment at the office
e) You must take out and keep a Public Risk policy against liability for injury and property damage arising from your occupation of the premises for at least 20 million dollars ($20,000,000). You may choose any insurance company to provide this policy.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE RESIDENT REGARDING THE SALE OF THEIR MOVEABLE DWELLING?
ANSWER: Permission to sell the dwelling must be requested in writing and approval given prior to any arrangements for sale being made. Consent for permission will only be given provided that
a) The dwelling and site conform to all standards & requirements prior being listed for sale.
b) All fixtures that are not being sold are removed from site.
c) We have approved the purchaser as a resident and he/she has entered a written Residential Site Agreement with us.
d) The sale of any remaining fixtures (including any service connections) must be included in any Agreement of Sale for the home to an approved purchaser.
e) Should the resident wish the Management to assist in the sale of their dwelling, a Sales Agreement must be entered into. Management are entitled to the agreed selling fee and commission.
The resident may display one “for Sale” sign 30cmx45cm in or on the dwelling. For sales signs are not to be displayed on the site.
IS THE PARK CURRENTLY AUTHORISED UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT AND, IF SO, ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS?
ANSWER: The park is currently has approval to operate under the Local Government (manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Park, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwelling) Regulations 2005
WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE AVAILABLE FOR THE DELIVERY OF MAIL TO THE PARK RESIDENTS?
ANSWER: Mail is delivered by Australia Post to each site’s individual mail box located at the front entrance of the park. Outgoing mail can be left in the Nambucca River Tourist Park Outgoing box to be picked up by Australia Post.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF COMMON FACILITIES? IF SO, WHAT HOURS ARE THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE AND WHO MAY USE THE FACILITIES? ARE THERE ANY OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THESE FACILITIES?
ANSWER: Park facilities are for use by residents and their paying guests and visitors. Please adhere to advisory signage at each of the parks facilities throughout the park. Communal areas and common sporting facilities are available during specified hours free of charge to residents. Excludes spa/sauna and golf driving range where fees apply. Guests are required to pay a usage fee for all facilities.
IS THE PARK OWNER AWARE OF ANY ARRANGEMENT OR RESTRICTION IN THE RESIDENT’S, OR THE PARK OWNER’S, USE OF THE RESIDENTIAL SITE OR THE RESIDENTIAL PARK, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE?
ANSWER: We are not aware of any arrangement or restriction on the use of the park.
WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE RELEVANT RESIDENTIAL SITE?
ANSWER: Site # x
A community map with site dimensions is required under the Local Government (Caravan, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 1995.
HAS ANY DEVELOPMENTS APPLICATIONS BEEN MADE DURING THE PAST 5 YRS UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT ACT 1979 FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PARK OR FOR A CHANGE OF USE OF THE LAND ON WHICH THE PARK IS SITUATED?
ANSWER: We are not aware of any development or change of use of the park land.
HAVE NOTICES OF TERMINATION BEEN GIVEN TO ANY RESIDENTS DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PARK OR ANY PROPOSED CHANGE OF USE OF THE LAND ON WHICH THE PARK IS SITUATED?
ANSWERS: No terminations notices have been sent in connection with proposed redevelopment of the park or any proposed change of use of the land on which the park is situated.
WOULD THE PARK OWNER BE PREPARED TO BUY THE RESIDENTS MOVEABLE DWELLING IF THE RESIDENT WERE TO DECIDE TO LIVE ELSEWHERE?
IS THE PARK SITUATED WITHIN CROWN RESERVE OR A NATIONAL PARK AND WILDLIFE RESERVE?
WHAT ARRANGEMENTS EXIST FOR THE SUPPLY OF ENERGY TO THE RESIDENTIAL SITE, AND AT WHAT COST TO THE RESIDENT WILL ENERGY BE SUPPLIED?
ANSWER: The supply level in amps is set out in the condition report and the cost for electricity is in accordance with the Residential Parks Act
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