The Russley Village

  • Village Manager: Wayne Thompson
  • (03) 982 8280
  • Sales & Marketing Manager: Nola Lamb
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  • Enjoy all the comforts and freedom of home in a caring and vibrant community– with everything you need, right on your doorstep. The Russley Village offers the very finest of retirement living. 
     
    Private, spacious apartments and villas, award-winning gardens and dedicated staff all working to deliver the unique lifestyle you’re looking for.   Since you’ll be living near the central city, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy there too, whether you like shopping, arts and crafts or spending time with loved ones. 
     
    There are a range of facilities available for the enjoyment of residents. The majestic centrepiece of the village, the Russley Homestead, provides the main community facilities for residents. The Homestead includes reception, library, lounge, Abode Cafe & Brasserie, cinema, craft room, hair salon and wellness centre. The Pavilion, positioned adjacent to the bowling green across two levels, provides billiards, indoor bowls, library nook and a small gym on the lower level. Upstairs, a TV lounge and light meal dining area opens onto the outdoor BBQ area with views to the bowling green. 
     
    You’ll make good friends and be part of an amazing community, and with our committed, professional team available to you round the clock, you can get on with living life to the fullest.
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    Accommodation

    • Villas
    • Townhouses
    • Apartments
    • Serviced Apartments

    Level of Care

    • Independent Living
    • Assisted Living

    Village Facilities

    • Community Centre
    • Library
    • Cinema
    • Hairdresser available for appointments
    • Beauty Salon
    • Garden Plots
    • Billiards / Pool Table
    • Dining Room
    • Bar
    • Bowling Green
    • Restaurant / Cafe

    Care offered by village

    • Emergency call system in units
    • In home personal assistance e.g. showering / grooming

    Services offered by village

    • Village van
    • Meal deliveries
    • House keeping
    • Personal laundry service
    • Linen change

    Security

    • Front gates locked at night

    Resident Activities

    • Arts & crafts
    • Cards & board games
    • Exercise classes
    • Social outings
    • Lawn bowls
    • Resident dinners
    • Organised entertainment
    • Quizzes

    Attractions in the Area

    • Shopping
    • Golf courses
    • Cinemas
    Can residents make alterations to their property? ×
    Alterations for reason such as a disability may be arranged with management's approval. The resident will be required to cover all costs associated with the alteration. When the resident leaves the village, they may be required to revert the unit to its original state (at the resident’s cost) unless the new resident wishes to buy the property with the alterations in place.
    What do resident fees cover? ×
    The resident fee covers the day-to-day operation of the village such as lawn & garden maintenance, rubbish collection, rates, insurance etc.
    How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×
    As per the Retirement Villages Act, the cooling off period after an Occupation Right Agreement has been signed is 15 working days.
    When leaving the village, what is the process for units being sold? ×
    Units are advertised at market value. Residents are welcome to introduce a prospective resident as long as they meet the normal entry criteria of the village.
    Can residents have friends & family to stay? ×
    Yes, residents are welcome to have friends and family stay.  However if you wish them to stay for longer than a month we request that you first  obtain written consent from the Manager.
    What does the entry fee cover? ×
    The entry cost gives the resident the right to live in the unit for their lifetime or as long as they choose. When the resident leaves the village they will receive the cost paid minus the deferred management fee and any other charges due.
    What are the residents rights if the village got into financial difficulty? ×
    Residents are protected through a first ranking mortgage with the Village's Statutory Supervisor. They hold first ranking mortgage over the village land in order to ensure priority and security for the rights of all residents. The statutory supervisor also ensures the operator of the village acts in accordance with the Disclosure Statements and the village is run in a financially responsible manner.
    What happens if there is a delay in sale? ×
    If the property has not been sold within 3 months the village is required to let the resident (or enduring power of attorney) know in writing and provide monthly reports until it is sold. These reports will contain what steps the village is taking to market the property and the progress being made. If the property has not been sold after 6 months then the village (at its expense) must obtain a written valuation by an independent registered valuer. The resident is welcome to have their own valuation completed (at their cost) with a registered valuer. The village is then required to market the property according to the agreed valuation. If the property has not been sold after 9 months then the resident has the option to raise a dispute notice in accordance with the Occupation Right Agreement.

    Village Summary

    Retirement Village Association (RVA) Accredited Village
    Legal Titles of Units: Licence to occupy
    Right of Entry: 65 years
    Statutory Supervisor: Covenant Trustee Services Limited
    Pet Policy: Approval required from Village Manager
    Insurance Policy: Full comprehensive insurance on the communal village buildings as well as residential properties and infrastructure.
    On-Site Manager: Yes

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