1. A Park gives residents affordable housing and a quiet, safe and secure environment.
2. Residents own only their own homes ( but not the land) but pay site fees to the Owner for the land on which their home is sited. No stamp duty is payable on the purchase of a home.
3. Site fees vary between Parks but all fees include the costs for water rates ( if a separate meter is not installed) and Council Rates.
4. Electricity, gas, telephone charges and maintenance of the home, as well as insurance of home and contents, are the home owner’s responsibility.
8. Residents may be eligible to apply for concessions through the appropriate Government departments. Concessions may be granted for Energy allowances, Council Rates, Water Rates and Rent assistance from Centrelink.
9. As of Jan 2018, South Australia has “dedicated” Residential Parks:-
Seachange, Gardiner St, Goolwa,
Rosetta, Maude St, Victor Harbor,
Northern Community Residential Village (NCRV), Andrews Rd, Penfield,
The Palms, Supple Rd, Waterloo Corner,
Hillier Park, Hillier Rd, Hillier, and
Lakeside Goolwa, Banfield Rd, Goolwa North.
The Bridge Village, 6 Hindmarsh Rd, Murray Bridge.
– these are houses for permanent residents only.
Most Parks are being expanded and upgraded.
Many Parks have community halls where various activities are held.
5. Meeting halls and recreational amenities vary from Park to Park. Parks usually have an elected Social Committee that caters for the social needs of the residents with a range of activities.
6. Parks have an elected Residents' Committee, recognized by the Residential Parks Act 2007, that looks after the welfare of residents.
7. There is a minimum age for residents entering a Park; usually it is 50 years.