Harbour Pines Retirement Village was opened in 1992. It was designed with the needs of seniors in mind to create a space of comfort, convenience, safety and social opportunity. These key elements contribute positively to mental and physical wellbeing while enabling you to remain independent and supported.
Independence Within a Community
We all have our own way of life. By living at Harbour Pines Retirement Village, there is no need to give that up. Here are a few ways we help you be independent:
- Bring your own style and furniture as your unit is unfurnished. You can paint, change the flooring and modify the interior of your unit.
- We don’t make meals for you. This allows you to shop and cook or take advantage of services such as Meals on Wheels, Lite ‘n Easy, Hello Fresh and others.
- Join in on optional weekly community events in our on-site Hall – Monday Happy Hour, Wednesday Community Meal and Saturday Afternoon Tea.
- Come and go as you please. You may like to let the on-site Manager know you are going away for a few days or weeks but otherwise, it’s lock-up and leave.
- Visitors are welcome including family, friends, carers and home care support workers.
- Drop into the hall with friends or neighbours for a game of cards, a puzzle or pick a new book from our book swap shelves.
- Public transport is available with a bus stop just outside the main entrance to the village.
- Please note that we do not have our own aged care service or facility but welcome you to use community aged care service providers where needed.
Within 1km of Harbour Pines Retirement Village, you’ll find…
- Swimming beaches and parks
- Hairdresser and Beauty Therapy services
- Grocery store and Fruit and Vegetable Specialty store
- Post Office
- Cafes and restaurants including fast food restaurants
- Pathology and Radiology
- Remedial Massage Therapists
- Geraldton Regional Hospital and Allied Health Centre
- Car Mechanics
- Churches and places of worship – Catholic, Anglican,Seventh-day Adventist, Lighthouse Church, Fresh Christian Fellowship, Geraldton Church of Christ
- Movie theatre
- Live performance theatre
- Fuel Station
- Pubs and bottle shops
- Clothing stores
- Craft centres
There are certainly more services available in Geraldton including a senior’s activity centre, bowling clubs, golf courses, library, a public swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool. They are just a little further away from the village.
The friendly residents at Harbour Pines Retirement Village are welcoming as is the Manager. The Manager lives on-site and is able to provide assistance where possible.
Our active Social Committee organises the activities with assistance from the Manager.
Additionally, each unit is fitted out with a distress remote control which is monitored by an off-site call centre 24/7. In the event of an emergency, a person could press this button for assistance from the call centre, Manager and emergency services.
Our village employs the help of landscapers and maintenance people to help keep the area in top order. Maintenance of your individual unit is your responsibility. Each unit has a private outdoor area which is paved.
More about living at Harbour Pines Retirement Village
- Each unit has a private, paved outdoor area and most units have a car port
- Bathrooms are fitted out with spacious showers including handrails
- Pets are negotiable though one small dog is generally acceptable
- Caravans, trailers and boats must be stored off-site. There are well-priced storage facilities in Geraldton that you can use at your own expense.
- There is a total of 51 units on site with the majority being two-bedroom units
- Each unit has one split system for heating and cooling
- We have a functioning residents’ committee and social committee
- On-site parking for visitors
- Well-lit at night
- All units were built in 1992 and are of brick and tile construction with aluminium joinery
- Our heritage-listed hall is equipped with full kitchen facilities, a pool table, large-screen TV and library for you and your guests to use
The Fine Print
Harbour Pines Retirement business is owned and managed by Adder Holdings Pty Ltd. Before you finalise the purchase of your unit at the village, you will receive a Residence Contract regarding the financial commitments you will be bound by within a strata arrangement. These include:
- Payment of a monthly Maintenance Fee based on the size of your unit. It ranges from $407 to $462 per unit per month. This pays for insurance, communal garden maintenance, repairs and maintenance on communal buildings, an on-site manager as well as other amenities and services. Part of this fee is held for longer term capital works in the Reserve/Sinking Fund.
- Upon the sale of your unit, a Deferred Management Fee is payable.
- It is recommended that you hold your own insurance policy for your contents, building insurance is covered by the strata
- You are responsible for caring for your unit including cleaning, repairs, maintenance, backyard and shire rates
Please note that we encourage you to take the time to carefully consider your decision. It might be advisable to discuss this choice with family and seek financial and legal advice to help you understand the document and your commitments. There is a 10-day requirement for you to read and understand the Residence Contract before signing.