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Brunswick River Cottages Rental Units
Commencing in 2006 with 8 rental cottages initially, these beautifully designed and appointed units meet all government housing specifications and are available to residents who can demonstrate a low-income status. Incredibly popular, these units have been highly sought after by residents seeking our unique environment and the ability to be strongly connected to their local community.
A further 8 rental units were completed and fully occupied in June 2020. This takes the total site to 16 rental units and 3 Lease for Life units. With the need for affordable housing increasing in WA the Brunswick River Cottages Committee, in partnership with the Shire of Harvey and funding from the South West Development Commission. A Business Case for stage 3 development consisting of a further 12 rental units, a communal area and all road infrastructure for future rentals was completed. Groundworks for this project have commenced. We are hoping that these new units will be completed by late 2024.
Rental Units Feature
Energy efficient and environmentally friendly design
Considered and clever use of natural light
Landscaped common areas. Residents are responsible for the maintenance of their front and rear gardens. The front garden is landscaped by our building team, however, you may wish to design and landscape your own rear garden.
TV reception is available. Residents may choose to install their own Internet or NBN satellite connection at their own cost.
Full-sized carports adjoining each unit and adequate storage within the units
A secure and private rear yard that you can personalize and develop.
Small pets are considered by application.
Residential Tenancy Agreements are dealt with under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (WA) and in accordance with our policies and procedures.
$260 may also be required where a pet is permitted to be kept.
Our rents are set using a percentage of a household’s total assessable income plus 100% of the tenant’s entitlement to Commonwealth Rent Assistance entitlement.
The percentage of rent charged is currently 25% of tenant income plus the tenant’s maximum rent assistance entitlement through the Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) Program up to a maximum of market rent.
Where a tenant is ineligible to receive CRA total rent will be determined utilising 25% of tenant income plus maximum CRA as above as if the tenant was eligible.
The combined incomes of all household members are used to assess the rent.
No rent will exceed the full market rent for any property.
Residential Tenancies are also subject to income and asset limits as laid out in our policies and procedures.
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