Frequently Asked Questions
How do Residential Villages work?
The answers are in the 'Manufactired Homes (Residential Parks ) act 2003'
How close is a hospital?
Torquay Water is approximately 4 km from both the The Hervey Bay Public and Private Hospitals. The hospitals are across the road from each other.
Am I able to have a pet?
No dogs will be approved, however any pet that does not disturb your neighbours right to quiet enjoyment of the village may be approved under a special agreement document.
Can I have visitors/guests stay?
Yes you can have adults and children visitors and stay over guests but you must accompany them to use village facilities such as the pool. Your guests are your responsibility at all times.
Can I keep a motorhome boat or caravan ?
Yes, but they must be stored on your site and must be on a paved or concrete slab
Can we rent our home out?
Torquay Waters agreements maintain the homes must be owner occupied principal place of residence, However you can rent your home If the village is appointed to mange the rental. The manger will find and approve the tennants, do monthly inspection of the home, and collect the rent.
What other costs do i have besides the weekly site fee?
The only costs you have beside the weekly site fee is;
How do I sell my home?
How to sell your home is detailed in the BUYING & SELLING page, In short you advise the viallge manager you wish to sell complete a Form 9 authorising the manager to sell your home. The manager does the rest. You may also engage an external real estate agent as an open listing.
How is waste managed?
Council dictate that two homes share a set of bins. One general and one recycle. putting the bins out for collection on Truro street and keeping them clean is the responsibility of your home owners jointly. You may pay for your own Bin if you wish but that is not encouraged.
How does the mail delivery work?
The village's physical address is 59 to 65 Truro Street Torquay but that is not a postal address.
Are there any rebates, assistance or discounts?
You may be entitled to claim about $70 weekly rent assistance from the Government depending on your financial circumstances. Contact centrelink.
What happens if the park owner sells the village?
Nothing happens, life continues as normal.
What if I have more questions that have not yet been answered?
If you have any further questions or would like to request an inspection please use the contact options on the home page. We look forward to hearing from you!
Can i work from home?
No is the short answer, but of course there are exceptions to evrything. If what you does not disturb anyone else then approval will be given by the manager.
Can i have a garage sale?
How much is the site fee?
Torquay waters has the lowest site fee in Hervey Bay and is the closest viallge to the beach.
Can i extend my home or put up a fence ?
Any building work that modify's the foot print of the home should be approved by the village and Council.