Do the homes have freehold title?
Yes, all home sites are freehold title.
How much open space is there in The Cape estate?
The Cape has over 50% open space compared to around 10% or less on most conventional estates. Open space includes parks, walking and cycling paths, dogs off leash fenced park, habitat areas, community gardens, wetlands and landscaped road verges, and this open space can never be built out.
Is there NBN?
Yes, The Cape has connected directly to NBN and has installed optic fibre cable (not copper) direct to all homes, allowing for high speed internet and home offices
Are there schools, hospitals, services and supermarkets nearby?
The Cape is 8 kilometers from Wonthaggi, the regional centre of Bass Coast, which has a regional hospital, medical centre, schools, 4 supermarkets, regional police station, leisure centre and 50 meter indoor pool and much more. The Cape is also a beautiful 10 kilometer drive along the Bunurong Coast to Inverloch, which has great shopping, cafes, supermarkets and much more.
What are the minimum sustainability standards for Cape homes and what are the benefits?
Cape homes have minimum sustainability benchmarks of 7.5 star energy efficiency, 2.5 kilowatts of solar, and 10,000 litres of rainwater storage. This combination delivers homes that are comfortable year round with minimal heating and cooling and very low energy bills compared to conventional homes on the average housing estate in Australia.
Do I have flexibility to design my own home or do I have to use set designs?
Residents are free to work with our team to design their own homes to their own requirements. They can either work with our preferred designers and builders who have had a lot of training and are delivering high quality sustainable homes at affordable prices, or they can work through their preferred designer and builder. If they choose the second option, house design and construction will need to comply with the Project Design Guidelines and all homes require approval by The Cape Design Review Committee. These steps ensure the quality, aesthetics and performance of all homes meets high standards.
Are there preferred builders at The Cape?
The Cape has worked with a number of quality local builders who have undertaken significant training in sustainable affordable house construction. The preferred builders are listed here.
How does the community garden work?
The Cape has built the first stage of a large, highly efficient, well designed, productive community garden which has produced a large volume of fresh produce for residents and the community. The garden is based on a clever wicking or bottom watering design to reduce weeding and watering requirements, and is expected to produce $1000 to $1500 per annum in produce per gardener. It is open to residents for an annual membership of $250 per annum, and broader community members for $350 per annum.
Can I have pets?
Dogs are welcome at The Cape and need to be on leash in all public areas at all times to protect resident wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and much more. Cats are not allowed in order to protect large numbers of parrots and other coastal bird species that live on the site.
What is the range of sizes of lots?
Lots range from larger 880 sq meter homesites to 313sq meter townhouse sites so there is something there for everyone.
Who manages all of the open space?
The Cape has a body corporate with an annual fee of $990, capped until 2022. This provides for regular landscape maintenance of all public open space to a high standard by qualified landscapers.
How do I buy in to The Cape?
Contact our sales agents PBE Real Estate at email@example.com or (03) 5674 8044
When is The Cape open for inspection?
The Cape sales display is open every Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 4 PM