Here are the top questions asked about the retirement lifestyle at Alondra Residences.
Simply click on each question to see the response. If you’d like further information,
please get in touch, as we’d love to hear from you.

1. What is Alondra Residences?

Alondra Residences is a retirement living community located in Nundah, Brisbane’s inner north. Created with your lifestyle and wellbeing at the heart of everything, the community includes 52 beautifully appointed apartments, rooftop gardens, street-front café, concierge and access to social, support and health services. All delivered by Lutheran Services, a not-for-profit organisation with a long history of serving the Nundah community.

2. Where is Alondra Residences located?

Located at 19-25 Union Street in Nundah, Alondra Residences is on the doorstep to Nundah Village and seven stops from Brisbane’s CBD. Enjoy the best of inner city living, yet situated on a suburban street. Just a short stroll to local bus routes and the Nundah train station. Family and friends will also find it easy to visit, with direct access to major road networks.

3. What does Alondra Residences offer?

Alondra Residences offers a cosmopolitan retirement lifestyle with a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments to suit a variety of lifestyles. The boutique 52-apartment retirement living community offers a choice of easy living services and health and wellbeing support to live the way you choose.

4. When will the apartments be ready to move in?

The apartments are currently being sold off-the-plan and will be ready to move in by 2019. Make sure you register your interest now to be notified of project updates and apartment availability.

5. How many and what type of retirement living apartments are available?

Fifty-two residences are available, including a choice of one, two and three bedrooms. Each spacious apartment includes multiple balconies or a private garden, natural ventilation, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, drying areas, installed fridge, induction cooking and generous storage. Most apartments include undercover parking.

6. Can I make changes to my apartment?

You can choose from a range of floor plans, all designed by award winning architects BVN.

7. Can my family and friends come and stay?

Yes, friends and family are always welcome to stay for short periods and experience the Alondra Residences’ community lifestyle and facilities. With our in-house concierge on hand to ensure their stay is as enjoyable as possible.

8. What parking is available for my visitors?

Alondra Residences has dedicated visitor parking and free street parking is available.

9. Is my pet welcome?

Alondra Residences is a pet-friendly community subject to compatibility with the village. Please chat with us to be certain that your companion is compatible and can make the move with you. Pet care and vet visits can be arranged through an in-house concierge, making sure your best friend is as well looked after as you are.

10. What extra storage will be available?

Generous storage is available within each apartment. Apartments with an undercover parking space have an extra storage space. Additional storage can be arranged, on request.

1. Is retirement village life for me?

If you are looking for a secure home designed with you in mind, low-maintenance, low-stress living, privacy, a community of likeminded people, opportunities to lead an active social life and companionship, then retirement village living could be a great option for you.

2. What social and recreational activities are available?

At Alondra Residences, you can enjoy a social calendar that is as active as you choose. Keep fit, garden, shop, socialise, volunteer and entertain. All facilitated through an in-house concierge, regular social events and courtesy bus, at your service.

3. What sorts of activities can I enjoy within Alondra Residences?

Be part of a likeminded retirement community that embraces everyday adventure. Enjoy a morning coffee in the street-front café, host a rooftop garden lunch, family BBQ or sunset drinks overlooking the city. Relax amongst reflection gardens, read the latest bestseller in the communal library or watch a movie on the big screen. All within Alondra Residences.

4. How close is the nearest public transport?

Local bus routes are a short stroll away and the nearby Nundah Station is seven stops from the Brisbane CBD. There is direct access to major road networks, all within a short drive of the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.

5. How many shopping centres are within easy strolling distance?

Alondra is on the doorstep of Nundah Village, part of a vibrant cosmopolitan precinct, with a range of cafés, restaurants and service stores, including a Woolworths supermarket, pharmacy and newsagent. Toombul Shopping Centre is also a short stroll away, with 140 specialty stores, BCC Cinemas, Target, Coles, Kmart, Bunnings and Aldi.

6. What restaurants, cafés and other entertainment are at my fingertips?

Nundah offers an eclectic range of dining options, such as modern Australian, Indian, Asian, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Cafés nearby include The Coffee Club and a number of boutique coffee shops. The Royal and Prince of Wales Hotel are also close by. Visit the local bowls or croquet clubs, Nundah library or see a film at the nearby BCC Cinemas Toombul.

1. What in-house services are available?

Your health and wellbeing is taken care of at Alondra Residences. Providing a retirement living community that makes your everyday easier through access to services and care when you need it. From an in-house concierge and courtesy bus through to access to wellbeing and home support services.

2. Can I order extra services?

Yes, you can order extra services. An in-house concierge can help you organise everything from meal ordering and delivery, cleaning, laundry, pet care and handyman services through to home support services, GP and pharmacist visits and transport to medical appointments.

3. If I go on holiday, will my home be OK?

At Alondra Residences, we take security seriously. Apartment management whilst on holidays is available through an in-house concierge service. You just shut your door to go on holidays and your apartment, plants and mail will all be looked after.

4. What social living services are available?

Make the most of every minute through our social living experiences and enjoy a social calendar that is as active as you choose. Keep fit, garden, shop, socialise, volunteer and entertain. Enjoy movie nights or sunset cocktails on the rooftop through to cultural or social excursions. All facilitated through an in-house concierge, regular social events and courtesy bus, at your service.

5. What does the in-house concierge do?

The in-house concierge is on hand to coordinate bookings, such as restaurant reservations, theatre or sporting tickets. They can help you organise catering for lunches, dinners or wine tastings within your residence or the rooftop. Seek assistance with travel plans, organise holiday home care, appointment scheduling, shopping delivery and other easy living services. They can also organise transport to medical appointments, GP and pharmacist visits, access to home support services and more.

6. What technology support is provided?

Alondra Residences provides the entertainment, technology support and security you would expect from an inner city contemporary apartment. Including an NBN enabled building, Wi-Fi in common areas, VoIP phone, secure parking and building access and video intercom in all apartments.

7. What health and wellbeing services are included?

An in-house concierge can help you access health and wellbeing services, home support services and GP and pharmacist visits. A 24 hour emergency call system to registered nurses is provided, with a courtesy bus on hand for transport to medical appointments.

8. What happens if my health and wellbeing needs change?

Supported living at Alondra Residences is here for you today and tomorrow, providing health and wellbeing services if you need it. An in-house concierge can help you organise services to your apartment, from meal delivery and laundry to arranging home support services. Aged care services are also located across the road.

9. What security is provided?

Alondra Residences has secure building and parking access, with video intercom in all apartments.

10. Who will look after the building and maintenance?

Alondra Residences’ management maintains the building and shared communal areas. An in-house concierge can help you to organise a handyman service within your apartment, as well as cleaning and housekeeping services.

1. How much do the apartments cost?

Please register your interest to stay informed or get in touch today to find out more.

You can view a copy of our Village Comparison Document here.

2. What costs are associated with purchasing an apartment?

Each apartment comes at a fixed price and there is a recurring fee for common services and maintenance, similar to a body corporate. A comprehensive range of service options is also available on a fee-for-service basis. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more. Further details are also included in the Public Information Document and Residence Agreement.

3. What costs will I pay whilst I reside at Alondra Residences?

Alondra Residences is a retirement village. Whilst you live in the village you’ll pay a fortnightly fee made up of two parts – the General Services Charge and the Maintenance Reserve Fund Contribution. The General Services Charge covers the day-to-day running of the village garden upkeep, staff costs, building and public liability insurance and cleaning and lighting of communal areas. The Maintenance Reserve Fee covers longer-term maintenance such as fixing leaky taps, repairing the roof and road repairs. Replacement of capital items, such as hot water systems, is covered by the village operator, Lutheran Services.

You will also pay for any additional services that are arranged through the in-house concierge.

4. Who pays for electricity, phone and internet?

Residents are responsible for individual services connected to their apartment such as electricity, internet and telephone. Water access and usage, Wi-Fi in public areas and rates are included as part of the fortnightly fee.

5. Will I need insurance?

You will need to organise contents insurance for the things that you own. Building insurance is included as part of your daily fee.

6. What contracts will I receive when purchasing a retirement village apartment?

You will receive a Public Information Document (PID) and Residence Agreement. When you sign the agreements you will have a 14 day cooling-off period if you change your mind.

7. Is purchasing at Alondra Residences the same as buying a house in the residential real estate market?

Alondra Residences is a retirement village. Purchasing a retirement village apartment is quite different from purchasing a home in the residential market as the contracts, processes and costs are different. Usually when you buy a home it is on a freehold basis, which means you own the property. Most retirement village transactions are different because you are not actually purchasing the property – you are purchasing the right to reside in the property (at Lutheran Services you acquire a Licence to Reside).

8. How does a Licence to Reside arrangement work?

A Licence to Reside entitles the resident to occupy the retirement village apartment until they decide to leave. To purchase a Licence to Reside you will not pay stamp duty and there are no registration fees associated with the title of the apartment. In order to purchase a Licence to Reside, you pay an amount to the retirement village, referred to as an Ingoing Contribution (this is the cost of the apartment).
If you decide to leave, the village operator must pay you an exit entitlement.

9. What is an Ingoing Contribution?

An Ingoing Contribution is the cost of purchasing the Licence to Reside in the apartment and the village.

10. What is an Exit Fee?

An Exit Fee (sometimes called a Deferred Management Fee) is deducted from your Exit Entitlement when you vacate your apartment. The Exit Fee is based on a percentage of the Ingoing Contribution (the cost of the Licence to Reside). The fee is calculated on a pro-rata daily basis.

11. What is an Exit Entitlement?

The Exit Entitlement is the amount refunded to you, after you leave the village and the apartment is re-sold. This entitlement is made up of the proceeds of the sale of the apartment, minus the Exit Fee and additional costs you may have accrued.

12. How can I find out more?

For more information about Alondra Residences, please contact us on 07 3858 3077 or hello@alondra.com.au. We’d love to hear from you. We can also arrange a time to meet at the Alondra Residences Sales Office at 24 Union St, Nundah, open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm or by appointment.

Alondra
Residences

1. What is Alondra Residences?

Alondra Residences is a retirement living community located in Nundah, Brisbane’s inner north. Created with your lifestyle and wellbeing at the heart of everything, the community includes 52 beautifully appointed apartments, rooftop gardens, street-front café, concierge and access to social, support and health services. All delivered by Lutheran Services, a not-for-profit organisation with a long history of serving the Nundah community.

2. Where is Alondra Residences located?

Located at 19-25 Union Street in Nundah, Alondra Residences is on the doorstep to Nundah Village and seven stops from Brisbane’s CBD. Enjoy the best of inner city living, yet situated on a suburban street. Just a short stroll to local bus routes and the Nundah train station. Family and friends will also find it easy to visit, with direct access to major road networks.

3. What does Alondra Residences offer?

Alondra Residences offers a cosmopolitan retirement lifestyle with a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments to suit a variety of lifestyles. The boutique 52-apartment retirement living community offers a choice of easy living services and health and wellbeing support to live the way you choose.

4. When will the apartments be ready to move in?

The apartments are currently being sold off-the-plan and will be ready to move in by 2019. Make sure you register your interest now to be notified of project updates and apartment availability.

5. How many and what type of retirement living apartments are available?

Fifty-two residences are available, including a choice of one, two and three bedrooms. Each spacious apartment includes multiple balconies or a private garden, natural ventilation, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, drying areas, installed fridge, induction cooking and generous storage. Most apartments include undercover parking.

6. Can I make changes to my apartment?

You can choose from a range of floor plans, all designed by award winning architects BVN.

7. Can my family and friends come and stay?

Yes, friends and family are always welcome to stay for short periods and experience the Alondra Residences’ community lifestyle and facilities. With our in-house concierge on hand to ensure their stay is as enjoyable as possible.

8. What parking is available for my visitors?

Alondra Residences has dedicated visitor parking and free street parking is available.

9. Is my pet welcome?

Alondra Residences is a pet-friendly community subject to compatibility with the village. Please chat with us to be certain that your companion is compatible and can make the move with you. Pet care and vet visits can be arranged through an in-house concierge, making sure your best friend is as well looked after as you are.

10. What extra storage will be available?

Generous storage is available within each apartment. Apartments with an undercover parking space have an extra storage space. Additional storage can be arranged, on request.

Retirement
Lifestyle

1. Is retirement village life for me?

If you are looking for a secure home designed with you in mind, low-maintenance, low-stress living, privacy, a community of likeminded people, opportunities to lead an active social life and companionship, then retirement village living could be a great option for you.

2. What social and recreational activities are available?

At Alondra Residences, you can enjoy a social calendar that is as active as you choose. Keep fit, garden, shop, socialise, volunteer and entertain. All facilitated through an in-house concierge, regular social events and courtesy bus, at your service.

3. What sorts of activities can I enjoy within Alondra Residences?

Be part of a likeminded retirement community that embraces everyday adventure. Enjoy a morning coffee in the street-front café, host a rooftop garden lunch, family BBQ or sunset drinks overlooking the city. Relax amongst reflection gardens, read the latest bestseller in the communal library or watch a movie on the big screen. All within Alondra Residences.

4. How close is the nearest public transport?

Local bus routes are a short stroll away and the nearby Nundah Station is seven stops from the Brisbane CBD. There is direct access to major road networks, all within a short drive of the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.

5. How many shopping centres are within easy strolling distance?

Alondra is on the doorstep of Nundah Village, part of a vibrant cosmopolitan precinct, with a range of cafés, restaurants and service stores, including a Woolworths supermarket, pharmacy and newsagent. Toombul Shopping Centre is also a short stroll away, with 140 specialty stores, BCC Cinemas, Target, Coles, Kmart, Bunnings and Aldi.

6. What restaurants, cafés and other entertainment are at my fingertips?

Nundah offers an eclectic range of dining options, such as modern Australian, Indian, Asian, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Cafés nearby include The Coffee Club and a number of boutique coffee shops. The Royal and Prince of Wales Hotel are also close by. Visit the local bowls or croquet clubs, Nundah library or see a film at the nearby BCC Cinemas Toombul.

In-house Services,
Health and Wellbeing

1. What in-house services are available?

Your health and wellbeing is taken care of at Alondra Residences. Providing a retirement living community that makes your everyday easier through access to services and care when you need it. From an in-house concierge and courtesy bus through to access to wellbeing and home support services.

2. Can I order extra services?

Yes, you can order extra services. An in-house concierge can help you organise everything from meal ordering and delivery, cleaning, laundry, pet care and handyman services through to home support services, GP and pharmacist visits and transport to medical appointments.

3. If I go on holiday, will my home be OK?

At Alondra Residences, we take security seriously. Apartment management whilst on holidays is available through an in-house concierge service. You just shut your door to go on holidays and your apartment, plants and mail will all be looked after.

4. What social living services are available?

Make the most of every minute through our social living experiences and enjoy a social calendar that is as active as you choose. Keep fit, garden, shop, socialise, volunteer and entertain. Enjoy movie nights or sunset cocktails on the rooftop through to cultural or social excursions. All facilitated through an in-house concierge, regular social events and courtesy bus, at your service.

5. What does the in-house concierge do?

The in-house concierge is on hand to coordinate bookings, such as restaurant reservations, theatre or sporting tickets. They can help you organise catering for lunches, dinners or wine tastings within your residence or the rooftop. Seek assistance with travel plans, organise holiday home care, appointment scheduling, shopping delivery and other easy living services. They can also organise transport to medical appointments, GP and pharmacist visits, access to home support services and more.

6. What technology support is provided?

Alondra Residences provides the entertainment, technology support and security you would expect from an inner city contemporary apartment. Including an NBN enabled building, Wi-Fi in common areas, VoIP phone, secure parking and building access and video intercom in all apartments.

7. What health and wellbeing services are included?

An in-house concierge can help you access health and wellbeing services, home support services and GP and pharmacist visits. A 24 hour emergency call system to registered nurses is provided, with a courtesy bus on hand for transport to medical appointments.

8. What happens if my health and wellbeing needs change?

Supported living at Alondra Residences is here for you today and tomorrow, providing health and wellbeing services if you need it. An in-house concierge can help you organise services to your apartment, from meal delivery and laundry to arranging home support services. Aged care services are also located across the road.

9. What security is provided?

Alondra Residences has secure building and parking access, with video intercom in all apartments.

10. Who will look after the building and maintenance?

Alondra Residences’ management maintains the building and shared communal areas. An in-house concierge can help you to organise a handyman service within your apartment, as well as cleaning and housekeeping services.

Decision
to Move

1. How much do the apartments cost?

Please register your interest to stay informed or get in touch today to find out more.

You can view a copy of our Village Comparison Document here.

2. What costs are associated with purchasing an apartment?

Each apartment comes at a fixed price and there is a recurring fee for common services and maintenance, similar to a body corporate. A comprehensive range of service options is also available on a fee-for-service basis. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more. Further details are also included in the Public Information Document and Residence Agreement.

3. What costs will I pay whilst I reside at Alondra Residences?

Alondra Residences is a retirement village. Whilst you live in the village you’ll pay a fortnightly fee made up of two parts – the General Services Charge and the Maintenance Reserve Fund Contribution. The General Services Charge covers the day-to-day running of the village garden upkeep, staff costs, building and public liability insurance and cleaning and lighting of communal areas. The Maintenance Reserve Fee covers longer-term maintenance such as fixing leaky taps, repairing the roof and road repairs. Replacement of capital items, such as hot water systems, is covered by the village operator, Lutheran Services.

You will also pay for any additional services that are arranged through the in-house concierge.

4. Who pays for electricity, phone and internet?

Residents are responsible for individual services connected to their apartment such as electricity, internet and telephone. Water access and usage, Wi-Fi in public areas and rates are included as part of the fortnightly fee.

5. Will I need insurance?

You will need to organise contents insurance for the things that you own. Building insurance is included as part of your daily fee.

6. What contracts will I receive when purchasing a retirement village apartment?

You will receive a Public Information Document (PID) and Residence Agreement. When you sign the agreements you will have a 14 day cooling-off period if you change your mind.

7. Is purchasing at Alondra Residences the same as buying a house in the residential real estate market?

Alondra Residences is a retirement village. Purchasing a retirement village apartment is quite different from purchasing a home in the residential market as the contracts, processes and costs are different. Usually when you buy a home it is on a freehold basis, which means you own the property. Most retirement village transactions are different because you are not actually purchasing the property – you are purchasing the right to reside in the property (at Lutheran Services you acquire a Licence to Reside).

8. How does a Licence to Reside arrangement work?

A Licence to Reside entitles the resident to occupy the retirement village apartment until they decide to leave. To purchase a Licence to Reside you will not pay stamp duty and there are no registration fees associated with the title of the apartment. In order to purchase a Licence to Reside, you pay an amount to the retirement village, referred to as an Ingoing Contribution (this is the cost of the apartment).
If you decide to leave, the village operator must pay you an exit entitlement.

9. What is an Ingoing Contribution?

An Ingoing Contribution is the cost of purchasing the Licence to Reside in the apartment and the village.

10. What is an Exit Fee?

An Exit Fee (sometimes called a Deferred Management Fee) is deducted from your Exit Entitlement when you vacate your apartment. The Exit Fee is based on a percentage of the Ingoing Contribution (the cost of the Licence to Reside). The fee is calculated on a pro-rata daily basis.

11. What is an Exit Entitlement?

The Exit Entitlement is the amount refunded to you, after you leave the village and the apartment is re-sold. This entitlement is made up of the proceeds of the sale of the apartment, minus the Exit Fee and additional costs you may have accrued.

12. How can I find out more?

For more information about Alondra Residences, please contact us on 07 3858 3077 or hello@alondra.com.au. We’d love to hear from you. We can also arrange a time to meet at the Alondra Residences Sales Office at 24 Union St, Nundah, open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm or by appointment.