Community Rules

1. Common areas

(a) All signs posted on common areas form part of these rules and must be obeyed.

(b) You must not obstruct or permit the obstruction of walkways, entrances, security features, lighting or other parts of the common areas.

(c) When on common areas everybody must be adequately clothed, must not use inappropriate language or behave in a manner likely to cause offence or embarrassment to another person.

(d) Smoking is not permitted in any building (other than in your home) or within 4 metres of pedestrian access points of any building or other enclosed parts of common areas.

2. Vehicles and parking

(a) In the interests of safety when driving in the community any internal speed limits and other traffic signs must be obeyed at all times.

(b) As parking spaces are limited you may only park your vehicle in your own garage, carport, driveway or other allocated space. You must not park or stand your vehicle on any other part of the community without our consent. This rule does not prevent you from stopping to allow passengers to get in or out of your vehicle.

(c) Under no circumstances may a vehicle be driven or parked on grassed common areas.

(d) Visitor parking spaces are for visitors use ONLY, including tradespeople, doctors, emergency vehicles or other people just visiting the community. They are not to be used by residents, other occupants living in the community or staff.

3. Dwellings, sites, gardening and landscaping

(a) Dwellings and sites must be kept in good repair and in a neat and tidy condition.

(b) You must not use any part of the common area as your own garden without our consent.

(c) Be mindful of your neighbours when choosing plants for your garden. You must not knowingly place any plants, such as flowers, shrubs or vines on or in your site which commonly cause allergic reactions or are likely to cause a nuisance or damage to property.

(d) Sites are not to be fenced so as to allow for unimpeded access to dwellings within the community.

4. Garbage disposal and recycling

(a) For health and safety reasons all household garbage, including pet and food waste, must be wrapped before being placed in any bin.

(b) Littering, leaving garbage, pet waste or other rubbish on common areas, other than in the bins provided, is prohibited.

(c) Garbage must be placed in the correct bin.

(d) It is your responsibility to organise the disposal of large items that require special handling, such as broken appliances and unwanted furniture, and these items must not be left on common areas without our consent.

(e) Under no circumstances is the burning of rubbish or garden waste permitted within the community without our consent.

5. Pets

(a) No animals allowed without prior consent of management. Existing animals must not be replaced without prior consent of management.

(b) Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times when on common areas.

(c) Cats must be kept inside after dark and must wear a collar with a bell at all times.

(d) Pets are not allowed in any building (other than in your home) or in any enclosed common area in the community, with the exception of a guide dog or hearing dog.

(e) You are responsible for your pet/s and must clean up after them immediately.

(f) All animals kept in the community must not create unreasonable noise or nuisance (e.g. excessive barking), attack or threaten people or other animals within the community, or cause damage to common areas or other residents’ property.

(g) If these rules are breached seriously or persistently we may request that the animal be removed from the community.

6. Visitors and guests

(a) To assist with the safety and security of the community, if you have visitors or guests staying overnight or for a short term, you must let us know their names and their intended length of stay.

(b) Visitor and guest vehicles must be parked in the visitors’ car park and are not permitted in the community without the prior consent of management.

(c) Visitors or guests with pets must obtain managements’ consent prior to bringing a pet into the community.

(d) Any visitor or guest who seriously or repeatedly breaks these rules may be asked to leave the community immediately.

7. Noise

(a) Noise that interferes unreasonably with, or is likely to interfere unreasonably with, the comfort of a person in the community must be kept to a minimum at all times.

(b) Noise in the community must not breach the noise restrictions found in the Protection of the Environment (Noise Control) Regulation 2008.

8. Emergency evacuation procedures, fire safety and traffic management plan

(a) You must comply with the emergency (including flood and fire) evacuation procedures, fire safety and the traffic management plan in place in the community.

(b) You must exercise due care when dealing with fire, both inside and outside of the home, including, but not limited to, when using a barbeque and other outdoor cooking facilities.

(c) At all times, you and your guests must comply with fire bans and restrictions imposed by emergency services.

(d) Flammable materials, such as chemicals, liquids or gases, in excess of normal household quantities must not be stored on your site or in your home.

9. Storage

(a) You must not use verandas, decks, carports or common areas as storage space without our consent. Including, but not limited to, storing items such as paint tins, bottles, boxes, luggage, garden tools, electric equipment and furniture (other than specifically designed outdoor furniture).

10. Age restrictions for occupancy of a site in the community 

(a) The age restriction for the community is that persons must be at least 48 years of age to occupy a residential site. A home owner must not allow a person to occupy a residential site unless that person meets that age restriction.

11. Sale of dwelling and ‘For Sale’ signs

(a) You must give management a notice of intention to offer your home for sale before offering it for sale.

(b) Under the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 you are entitled to display a “for sale” sign in or on the home, but only if you first inform us of the intention to offer the home for sale.

(c) Any “for sale” sign displayed on the home must not exceed in size one metre by one metre and must include, in point size at least 12, the following words: “Any prospective purchaser must contact the operator before paying any monies for the purchase of this home. It is essential that you get a Disclosure Statement and have the operator’s approval to live in the community.”

12. Solar panels

(a) No solar related infrastructure may be connected to our grid without our prior written approval.

(b) We will not be liable to compensate you for any electricity that your solar panels feed back into our grid.

(c) If you install grid-connected solar you must also install a switch with an out-of-service position that can be accessed without impediment by management or our nominated electrician.

(d) We may disconnect the solar panels from our infrastructure if we are of the view that your solar panels are contributing to a deterioration of our infrastructure or are placing an unacceptable load on our infrastructure. We must give you at least 7 days’ notice of our intention to disconnect. The disconnection cost will be at your cost unless we agree to pay for it.

(e) We may disconnect the solar panels from our infrastructure immediately and without notice where there is a fault in the mains electricity supply and the disconnection is required for safety and repair purposes.

(f) Where we have disconnected the solar panels from our infrastructure, with or without notice, we shall not be liable for any loss, including the loss of any perishable goods that occurs due to the disconnection or isolation of your system.

13. Swimming pool

(a) Use of the swimming pool is subject to abiding by the swimming pool rules as sign posted, including opening and closing times and when the pool is closed for cleaning. Management reserves the right to refuse entry if the swimming pool rules are not abided by.

(b) No glass, smoking, eating or drinking is allowed within the pool enclosure.

(c) The pool is strictly for residents’ use only or paying guests. If residents have visitors wanting to use the pool, the resident must accompany them.

14. Risk warning

(a) Within the meaning of the Civil Liability Act 2002 you are warned that you and other person who engage in any recreational activity in the community, that the pursuit of such activities may result in harm or person injury. All persons who engage in a recreational activity do so at their own risk

Rules apply from 1 November 2017

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