The Orchards’ contemporary and architecturally-designed apartments will offer a choice of one, two, or three bedrooms. Some apartments will have access to beautifully-landscaped gardens. Each unit has a balcony, and is designed to be smart yet casual, with lots of light. We have a variety of floor plans featuring open plan living and dining areas, high-quality kitchens and modern bathrooms. All units will be linked to our 24-hour emergency call system, so help is just a button-push away. Every apartment has lift access, plus secure undercover garaging and lock-up storage.
Level of Care
- Independent Living
- Resthome care
- Hospital care
- Community Centre
- BBQ area
- Workshop / Mens Shed
- Hairdresser available for appointments
- Beauty Salon
- Garden Plots
- Billiards / Pool Table
- Dining Room
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Spa Pool
- Lock-up storage
- Restaurant / Cafe
Care offered by village
- Health clinic
- Registered nurse available for appointments
- Doctor available for appointments
- Podiatrist available for appointments
- 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
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Front gates locked at night
- Staff on-site 24/hours
- Arts & crafts
- Cards & board games
- Social outings
- Resident dinners
- Bar happy hours
- Organised entertainment
- Movie nights
Attractions in the Area
- Scenic walks
- Bowling club
- Restaurants / cafes
Can residents make alterations to their property? ×Residents are welcome to redecorate their unit with discretion of the village manager. Any major alterations must be discussed and approved by the village manager.
What do resident fees cover? ×This is a consolidated fee that captures costs such as council rates, water rates, building insurance, the upkeep of community facilities, gardening services, salaries and wages of the staff and village operations.
How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×As per the Retirement Village 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? ×Any family members or friends are able to stay for a combined total of 90 days per year. Longer stays require the agreement of the Village 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? ×All village fees will cease if a re-license is not reached within six months of providing Metlifecare with vacant possession of your apartment. If it takes longer than nine months to re-license, we will pay you interest on the outstanding capital.
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