Typically “Lifestyle Blocks” have a fast turnaround in relation to ownership. This can be caused by a number of factors. Typically, the feeling of isolation coupled with the amount of work involved in maintaining a block of a hectare or more in size can be challenging, often this is managed whilst holding down another job – so being a “lifestyler” isn’t as stress-free as initially thought.
Endsleigh Park is essentially a Residential Farm Park. This type of structure means residents can enjoy a rural environment without the stresses or responsibilities involved in self-managed country living.
Maintenance of the common lot is taken care of by the body corporate while security concerns are counteracted due to the emphasis of a village type structure in the layout.
At Endsleigh, lot owners purchase a 1/25th undivided share of 21.5 hectares (50 acres) where in return they’re awarded an exclusive freehold title to build on one specific lot.
Careful consideration has been given to the placement of the house lots in their immediate environment along with their aesthetic in the wider landscape.
Lots typically are interspersed within green fingers of a planted common land, experience great sun and views, have good connection to a localised social node, and are set up so that important security aspects within Endsleigh Park are taken into account.
The day-to-day management of the balance of the common lot (LOT 1) will be carried out by a Residents Society with the primary role being to manage the common landscape.
The Residents Society will be responsible for any and all aspects of Lot 1, and will be controlled by the residents. The initial cost per lot will be $20 per week, and further costs and rules will be set by the residents on an on going basis.
This will include:
- Regular maintenance (walkways, private access way verges, and open spaces);
- Direct infrequent or irregular maintenance as required on Lot 1 including;(wetland areas , boundary fences, undergrowth clearance, for fire safety, site services, tree pruning, planting as required);
- Establish regular maintenance contracts and monitoring etc; and
- Stormwater management.
These social intentions are to:
- Achieve a balance of community and privacy, with the aesthetic benefits of a rural setting allied with the personal safety and security benefits of having neighbours nearby;
- Provide a setting within which a sense of community can develop with cluster housing (so that people are more likely to meet their neighbours), walkways and landscape features all set within a shared landscape. The common landscape will promote opportunity for social interaction both in its use and management;
- Provide for recreational walking, both with tracts and development of the destinations along the way that will attract users; and
- Lots are placed so as to achieve natural surveillance over walkways for safety.