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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 August 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?

Apartments are priced from $430,000 for one bedroom, $545,000 for two bedrooms and $745,000 for three bedrooms.

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

2. What costs are associated with purchasing an apartment?

Residents pay an Ingoing Contribution (purchase price) for a long-term Licence to Reside in the unit. Under this arrangement, no stamp duty is payable. Once in residence, there is a recurring fee for common services and maintenance, similar to a body corporate charge.

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 operates as a retirement village. Whilst you live at Alondra, you’ll pay a weekly 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, including garden upkeep, staff costs, building and public liability insurance and cleaning and lighting of communal areas. The Maintenance Reserve Fee covers longer-term maintenance and repairs to the building and your unit. 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 can secure your preferred apartment at Alondra with a $1,000 refundable deposit. When the deposit is paid, you will receive a document pack containing a number of documents that we are legally obliged to provide on purchase.

Included in the document pack is your Licence to Reside or residence agreement. This is the contract that secures your tenure and explains the terms and conditions relating to your occupation.

Once you have received your document pack, we encourage you to read in detail and seek advice from your solicitor or financial planner.

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

Alondra Residences operates as a retirement village. Purchasing a home in a retirement village is very different from purchasing a home in the residential market – different legislation applies and the required contracts, processes and costs are different. Typically when you buy a home in the residential market, you will own the freehold title. In a retirement villages you actually purchase a right to reside in the form of a Lease or Licence. At Alondra, we use a Licence to Reside to secure your tenure.

The benefit of buying a home under a retirement village scheme is that the applicable legislation provides significantly more protection to residents when compared with standard property laws. For example, certain operating expenses paid by residents cannot increase beyond CPI unless approved by residents. Retirement villages legislation also secures the money you pay on entry through a statutory charge against the building title, in the unlikely event that the village operator experiences financial hardship.

8. How does a Licence to Reside arrangement work?

A Licence to Reside entitles you to occupy the retirement village apartment until you decide to leave. In order to purchase a Licence to Reside, you pay an “Ingoing Contribution” (the cost of the apartment).

While in residence, you accrue an Exit Fee that is deducted from the re-sale proceeds from your apartment. When you leave, we repay your Ingoing Contribution less the accrued Exit Fee.

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 accrued while you reside in your apartment and becomes payable when you leave. 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.

When you leave Alondra, we repay you the Ingoing Contribution, less the Exit Fee accrued during your tenure.

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 August 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?

Apartments are priced from $430,000 for one bedroom, $545,000 for two bedrooms and $745,000 for three bedrooms.

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

2. What costs are associated with purchasing an apartment?

Residents pay an Ingoing Contribution (purchase price) for a long-term Licence to Reside in the unit. Under this arrangement, no stamp duty is payable. Once in residence, there is a recurring fee for common services and maintenance, similar to a body corporate charge.

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 operates as a retirement village. Whilst you live at Alondra, you’ll pay a weekly 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, including garden upkeep, staff costs, building and public liability insurance and cleaning and lighting of communal areas. The Maintenance Reserve Fee covers longer-term maintenance and repairs to the building and your unit. 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 can secure your preferred apartment at Alondra with a $1,000 refundable deposit. When the deposit is paid, you will receive a document pack containing a number of documents that we are legally obliged to provide on purchase.

Included in the document pack is your Licence to Reside or residence agreement. This is the contract that secures your tenure and explains the terms and conditions relating to your occupation.

Once you have received your document pack, we encourage you to read in detail and seek advice from your solicitor or financial planner.

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

Alondra Residences operates as a retirement village. Purchasing a home in a retirement village is very different from purchasing a home in the residential market – different legislation applies and the required contracts, processes and costs are different. Typically when you buy a home in the residential market, you will own the freehold title. In a retirement villages you actually purchase a right to reside in the form of a Lease or Licence. At Alondra, we use a Licence to Reside to secure your tenure.

The benefit of buying a home under a retirement village scheme is that the applicable legislation provides significantly more protection to residents when compared with standard property laws. For example, certain operating expenses paid by residents cannot increase beyond CPI unless approved by residents. Retirement villages legislation also secures the money you pay on entry through a statutory charge against the building title, in the unlikely event that the village operator experiences financial hardship.

8. How does a Licence to Reside arrangement work?

A Licence to Reside entitles you to occupy the retirement village apartment until you decide to leave. In order to purchase a Licence to Reside, you pay an “Ingoing Contribution” (the cost of the apartment).

While in residence, you accrue an Exit Fee that is deducted from the re-sale proceeds from your apartment. When you leave, we repay your Ingoing Contribution less the accrued Exit Fee.

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 accrued while you reside in your apartment and becomes payable when you leave. 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.

When you leave Alondra, we repay you the Ingoing Contribution, less the Exit Fee accrued during your tenure.

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.