Address

5 Holder Street

Mount Gambier, SA 5290

Contact

Village: (08) 8555 3699

Sales: (04) 0027 8632

Services
  • Retirement Living

Property options

Vacancy

Typical 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

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Inside, each home includes split system reverse cycle air-conditioning for year round comfort, one bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area.

Outside you can relax in the well maintained common areas without needing to lift a finger and an undercover carport protects your vehicle (subject to availability).

As an extension to your new home, you have access to an exclusive onsite community clubroom where you can mingle with your new neighbours, family and friends. Join in on social functions, special luncheons and activities or simply enjoy a quiet read in the library area.

With Southern Cross Care, our maintenance fee makes household budgeting easy; council rates, water rates, building insurance and emergency services levy are all covered, as is your electricity. The front and rear gardens and any repair, painting and maintenance of buildings are also covered.

- Bedroom 1 with BIR
- Bathroom with shower, bath, toilet, basin
- Storage and linen closet
- Kitchen and dining
- Lounge with heater

About

Mount Gambier Retirement Living offers a great location, well appointed homes and the independent lifestyle you have been looking for.

With like minded neighbours and help at hand when you need it, Mount Gambier is a better place to start the next phase of your retirement journey.

This warm and welcoming community is located in the delightful Limestone Coast region of South Australia and home to one of the State’s biggest attractions – The Blue Lake.

All homes are fully maintained by Southern Cross Care, so you can spend less time maintaining your home and more time enjoying your retirement.

Services

Mount Gambier Retirement Living offers a better retirement lifestyle to the independent retiree. Close to medical, dental, pharmacies and Mount Gambier Central ’The Mount’s’ most vibrant shopping centre, you will have access to a range of shops, supermarkets and cafés.

If you enjoy the outdoors, your new home is within a short drive to the Mount Gambier Railway Lands. This facility encourages active participation and passive recreation, through activities like walking, cycling and even activities to do with the grandchildren.

For more walking options, take a short drive to The Blue Lake where you can enjoy the magnificent natural views whilst taking a leisurely stroll.

At a glance

  • Well appointed one bedroom homes
  • Built-in wardrobes
  • Open plan kitchen with dining/living area
  • Maintenance free living
  • Vibrant community atmosphere
  • Great location in Mount Gambier

Location

5 Holder Street

Mount Gambier, SA 5290

Costs

Southern Cross Care’s retirement living units provide affordable living for people throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory.

By giving you a fully equipped place to live at an affordable price, we can make your retirement that little bit easier.

To become a resident in one of Southern Cross Care’s retirement living units, you need to pay an entry contribution. This is simply a payment made to Southern Cross Care for the right to live in the property of your choosing. For retirement living units, these contributions vary from $45,000-$170,000.

This payment gives you ‘licence to occupy’ the property, and your interest is secured by a lifetime lease. Whilst Southern Cross Care maintains the title ownership of the property, the Retirement Villages Act and the Residence Contract protect your tenure.

The rights and obligations of residents are clearly set out in the lease, and cannot be changed without each resident’s consent. This means that although the residents do not have the title to their unit, each resident will have the exclusive right to occupy the unit for their lifetime if they wish, subject only to certain exceptions set out in the Retirement Villages Act.

As the owner and manager, Southern Cross Care has a long-term interest in the ongoing success of all properties and as a result, is committed to maintaining a high standard of facilities and services.

Maintenance Fees

As a resident, you are required to pay a monthly maintenance fee. This is always charged in arrears. The fee covers the operation of the property and the services that are specifically covered in your contract. This may include:

  • Rates and taxes – e.g. council, water, emergency services levy
  • Insurance (excluding contents) of building, common areas, plants and equipment
  • Public lighting
  • Repairs, painting and maintenance of buildings, plants and equipment
  • Use and maintenance of all common facilities
  • Administration costs – administration, gardening and maintenance staff
  • Cleaning of common areas, rubbish removal
  • Replacement of hot water services, air conditioning (installed by Southern Cross Care), appliances, floor coverings that were supplied in the unit when it was first occupied by the resident.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make variations/additions to our Villa?

The villas are architecturally designed to provide optimal living spaces and are supported by professional interior design expertise to ensure that the presentation suits most requirements. In the event that variations are required, they are to be costed and approved by both the prospective resident and Southern Cross Care prior to signing the contract. All variations must be paid for in full within two weeks of signing the contract, and are not refundable.

What are the services and benefits covered by the maintenance fee?

The maintenance fee is designed to simplify household budgeting by incorporating many of the typical household costs into one regular charge. Additionally, it also funds the ongoing operation of the facilities and services provided at site as detailed in your contract.

The fee is levied to meet the cost of:
• rates and taxes – e.g. council, water, emergency services levy
• insurance (excluding contents) of building, common areas, plant and equipment
• public lighting
• repairs, painting and maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment
• use and maintenance of all common facilities
• administration costs – administration, gardening and maintenance staff
• cleaning of common areas, rubbish removal
• replacement of hot water services, air conditioning (installed by Southern Cross Care), appliances, floor coverings which were supplied in the unit when it was first occupied by the resident.

The maintenance fee is charged per week and is payable every four (4) weeks in arrears. The fee will be reviewed annually each June.

The amount of the maintenance fee and the basis upon which it is calculated may vary from time to time.

The cost of periodic refurbishment of a unit is funded by Southern Cross Care from funds which are held in the Capital Replacement Fund.

What other expenses am I responsible for?

As a resident you are responsible for internal cleaning, general housekeeping and the maintenance of the rear garden. You must also pay for your own electricity and gas, your own phone bill, contents insurance, and if required, pay TV.