Park Rules

These park rules are provided in conjunction with the provisions of the Residential Parks Act 1998 and are further to the clauses of the Residential Site Agreement.  These rules replace all previous Park Rules.


GENERAL

  1. All residents and visitors must be considerate of others in the park. Any disturbance or problems caused by residents will not be tolerated by management and management reserves the right to remove any resident breaking the park rules and causing a disturbance to other park members.
  2. Police will be called without hesitation if problems arise with residents or their guest’s behaviour.
  3. Residents, visitors and all goods and service providers must use the pathways and roadways within the Park to gain access to residential sites and must not walk between dwellings or trespass onto the sites of other Residents unless prior permission has been given to the resident or service provider. The exception to this ruling is when the Park Owner or their employees require access according to s23 Park Owners access to residential premises including direct access to read meters on the site, manage repairs and for general maintenance.
  4. Parking is only permitted in allocated spaces.  Vehicles must not be parked on the grass in front of cabins as it is dangerous and inconsiderate to fellow residents.
  5. Any illegal drug use or repeated excessive alcohol consumption will result in termination of your lease.
  6. These rules will be amended as required. 

ALTERATIONS TO ANY STRUCTURE

  1. Any proposed alterations to any building within the park must have permission from the park owner before any work commences. 
  2. Wall stickers, hooks or fixtures are not to be attached to any walls of park owner cabins.

VISITORS

Residents are to notify the Park Owner/Manager at the office of the names of all overnight visitors to the residential site and the intended duration of their stay. They must be signed into the overnight visitor’s book held at the office

  1. A Resident must not permit a visitor to stay for more than 14 days in any year unless Park Owner agrees in writing. The resident must be in attendance at all times during guest presence in their residence. The Resident shall be always responsible for the behaviour of his/her visitor. 
  2. Any visitor who does not adhere to park rules, causes a disturbance, or breaks any rules/laws will be expelled from the Park immediately.
  3. Any person not on the lease for the property will be deemed a visitor. 
  4. No subletting of cabins is permitted

BIKES, SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES ETC.

  1. Residents may ride bicycles within the Park but must always ensure that they do so in a manner that does not endanger themselves, other persons, or any property.  It is a requirement that all riders comply to all RTA rules that apply to road safety.
  2. The riding of skateboards, roller blades, scooters and roller skates is not permitted in the Residential Park.
  3. Bicycles may only be ridden on the roads.
  4. Bicycle riders must not exceed the park speed limit that applies to motor vehicles.
  5. Bicycles may only be ridden after sunset only if they are fitted with appropriate reflectors and lights.
  6. When not in use bicycles must be stored safely and neatly and must not be left to obstruct the roadways or pathways of the Park.

CAR PARKING AND VEHICLES

  1. Residents’ vehicles, boats or trailers can only be parked on residents allocated parking space, which is the hard surface driveways at their site and should have a minimum of 1 meter clearance of the road where the driveway joins the road.
  2. No unregistered vehicles, bikes or trailers can be driven on the park roads without permission from the Park Owner. No unregistered vehicles, motor bikes, trailers or caravans are permitted in the park without permission from park owners. Any registration that expires whilst inside the park must be removed legally from the park grounds.
  3. Parking of vehicles is not permitted on internal roadways, other resident's sites without their permission or the grassed area beside the internal roads.
  4. Medical staff, emergency service vehicles and tradespersons may be parked in the immediate vicinity of the residential site if there is no room for them to park on the residential site provided, they do not unduly obstruct other traffic, hazard lights must be on.
  5. All visitors, guests and contractor’s vehicles may be parked on the hard surface driveway of the site if there is room to do so. If there is not room visitors and guests must park in the designated visitor parking area.
  6. The Resident must ensure that no vehicle within his/ her control or deemed control exceeds 10kph within the Park.
  7. To avoid damage to park roadways, heavy vehicles are generally not permitted in the Park.  
  8. A resident cannot park in a designated visitor's parking area unless a resident has first obtained written permission from the Park Owner to park there for a limited time.
  9. If the Resident wishes to wash a vehicle, and they do not have enough area on their site they may contact the management for permission to use a suitable grassed area. They must ONLY USE HAND- HELD BUCKETS – no hoses and always abide by the water restrictions imposed by law. 
  10. No unregistered cars can be parked, stored or delivered to the park. Any cars that become unregistered must be removed immediately from the park

NOISE

  1. Noise at any time must not constitute a nuisance to other residents. Noise must be kept to a minimum after 10pm and prior to 8am. Parties and gatherings must cease at 10pm
  2. Intrusive prolonged noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of other residents will not be tolerated at any time.
  3. Noise volume from radios, stereos, televisions, parties, conversations etc. must be at a level so as not to interfere with the quiet enjoyment of other residents in the park. 
  4. Abusive and profane (swearing) language, intimidation and disorderly behaviour will not be tolerated.
  5. Excessive noise or abuse will result in police being called and eviction may follow.

GARBAGE

  1. Household domestic garbage, re-cycle materials and/or green waste MUST be placed in the appropriate bins.
  2. The Resident is responsible to separate garbage to enable recycling. RESIDENTS SHOULD ADHERE TO THE GENERAL RULES OF RECYCLING. Bottles, cans, papers should be placed in YELLOW bins provided.  Please do not bag recyclables.
  3. Any large domestic items such as cardboard boxes, excess glass bottles etc. that will not fit into the wheelie bin may be placed neatly beside the wheelie bin. Other large items such as branches are best tied together to assist with ease of collection.
  4. Disposable nappies, cooking fat, tea leaves etc. cannot be flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink but should be disposed of together with other domestic garbage.
  5. All domestic (non-recyclable) garbage must be bagged before being placed in the red bin.  Recyclable goods can be placed directly into the yellow bins and not in plastic bags.
  6. Large unwanted items (ie furniture and electrical goods) disposal is the responsibility of the Resident. If the removal of these items is done by management, the resident will be charged for all costs associated with the removal and disposal.

LAUNDRY

  1. RESIDENTS MUST ONLY USE LIQUID DETERGENT NOT WASHING POWER as machines get blocked by powder.
  2. Soiled nappies and other contaminated clothing must be thoroughly pre-rinsed in a tub prior to washing in a machine.
  3. Bathing of infants or young children is not permitted in the laundry tubs.
  4. Be considerate of the next user and always leave the laundry tubs, washing machines, and dryers in a clean and tidy condition after use.
  5. Clothes should be removed from the clothes lines/ dryers as soon as practical after they have dried. 
  6. Blankets, bedding, or clothing used for animals must not be washed in the communal laundries.
  7. The hanging of washing/clothing from vans and or trees is not permitted, unless on approved cloths lines attached to residence. Residents are requested to use washing facilities and clothes lines provided.
  8. Children must not use or be in the laundry of the Park unless always supervised by a responsible adult.

MAIL

  1. Mail is delivered to the office by Australia Post and will be delivered to residents via their letter box as soon as practicable.

PETS

  1. Cats are not permitted in any area of the park and feeding of neighborhood cats is strictly prohibited
  2. Dogs are not permitted in any park owned cabins. Owners must ensure that dogs are always kept on a leash in the park. Permission must be sought for any dog to reside in an owner-occupied short stay cabin. Dog rules will be provided to those owners.
  3. Caged birds (maximum of two (2) may be kept provided they are kept in cage/cages that have been approved by the Park Owner. Cages must be kept clean.
  4. Unpleasant odours from pets that affect the living conditions of other residents will not be tolerated, and pets will be needed to be re-homed. It is the responsibility of dog owners to dispose of any dog droppings within the park. 
  5. Permission to keep a pet will be withdrawn if the Park Owner has evidence that the pet persistently causes a nuisance or unreasonably disturbs other residents and guests of the park.
  6. Wildlife and stray animals must not be fed or encouraged through-out residential areas, however feeding of native birds and animals may occur in the precincts of the property that are designated by Wildlife Authorities with foodstuffs that are approved by the Wildlife Authorities.

POOL AND BBQ

  1. Pool users must obey all pool rules and not endanger any other person. No running within the pool enclosure; no diving into the pool and no bombing or excessive splashing water.  No pool user can act in any manner that may cause danger or inconvenience to other users.
  2. The Pool enclosure is required by law to always remain secure. Pool users must not wedge or tamper with the gate to prevent the gate closing immediately upon entry or exit.
  3. All children (anyone under 16yo) must be fully supervised within the pool area by a responsible adult. Any person who cannot swim should not enter the pool/BBQ enclosure unaccompanied and can’t supervise children swimming.
  4. Glass bottles, drinking glasses, sharps or any other material that may cause injury or contamination of a pool may not be taken into the pool enclosure. All plastic drinking bottles and any food wrappings must be disposed of by the resident in the bins provided.
  5. In the interest of hygiene and health, no one with a contagious illness or skin infection is to enter the pool enclosure.
  6. Pets are not allowed in the pool enclosure under any circumstances.
  7. The pool enclosure is available for use by Residents only during the minimum hours of 8.30 am to 6.00pm, during which time there must be no unreasonable noise and/or socially unacceptable behaviors. These hours may vary from time to time as determined by park management.  
  8. Swimming pool rules as displayed must be adhered to and parents are to instruct their children and visitors of these rules.
  9. The BBQ can only be operated by an adult and must be left clean and tidy after use.  The key is available from the office after a security deposit of $20 is paid.  Returned to resident upon return of the key and the BBQ is left clean.

OFFICE HOURS.

  1. Business hours at reception for administrative transactions such as paying accounts are between the minimum times of 11.30am to 12.30am and 2.30pm to 5.30pm daily. All residential transactions and enquiries should be made between these hours. Outside these hours the managers can usually be found in the park doing other jobs.

RESTRICTED AREAS

  1. For the safety of persons and property in the park (Clause 30b of the Residential Parks Regulation 2006) Residents must comply with any reasonable directions of the Park Owner as an employer and controller of premises in relation to compliance with the health and safety provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 and Occupational Health and Safety regulation 2001.
  2. In order to facilitate smooth operations of the park and to isolate specific potential danger areas, the Park Owner may declare access to some areas of the park as restricted.

SECURITY

  1. For security reasons, and for your own benefit please advise park management when you will be absent from your home for any length of time.
  2. To enhance personal safety in the park, it is recommended that all residents provide park management with the names of two (2) contacts (neighbours/friends) who are willing to “watch out" for them in the park. Contact names and numbers should be updated every 12 months or sooner if circumstances change.
  3. A CCTV security system has been installed in the park for the safety and security of residents.  Please be aware this device records and stores movement around the park as well as all vehicles entering and exiting the park 24hrs a day.

SMOKING

  1. Smoking is not permitted within park cabins. Smoking is only permitted on cabin verandahs and areas bounded by individual cabin sites.
  2. Any person smoking inside a park owned cabin will be responsible for cleaning and repairs to remove any cigarette smell, marks and stains.
  3. Smoking is not permitted within any public building or facility in the park, or any area where Residents, their visitors or guests may gather, reception areas, pool enclosure, BBQ, picnic/eating areas etc.
  4. Cigarette butts must be disposed of responsibly. It is an offence to discard these on the ground anywhere in the park grounds. 

VANDALISM

  1. Vandalism is any action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. No vandalism will be tolerated within the village.
  2. The Park Owner reserves the right to report any act of vandalism to the Police. Vandalism will result in expulsion/eviction form the park. 
  3. In the event that any person, other than a Resident or occupant, is reasonably suspected of committing or about to commit an act of vandalism, the Park Owner/Manager may immediately expel that person from the Park.


MAINTENANCE OF MOVEABLE DWELLINGS

  1. The Resident’s dwelling and any associated structure or annex or site that it occupies, must have a clean and tidy appearance, and must be reasonably maintained. 
  2. The storage of goods under and around the cabins is not permitted.
  3. Tarpaulins can only be used to cover goods for a limited time with written permission by the manager of the park unless in an emergency. Vehicle covers designed for that purpose may be used.
  4. Outdoor furniture is acceptable so long as it is in a clean and tidy condition on the verandah or on the site and not blocking access. Broken chairs must be removed and not stored around the cabins.  Surplus belongings and white goods are not to be stored on the verandah, underneath or outside the dwelling.
  5. Any privately owned cabins must be regularly maintained which includes painting, cleaning the gutters, general repairs and gardening around the structure. As the grounds are included in the lease, please maintain the gardens and lawns. 

LEASES AND TENANCY AGREEMENTS

  1. Assignment or transferring of any lease or tenancy agreement is prohibited. 
  2. Occupancy within the cabins is limited to individuals whose names appear on the lease.
  3. All visitors/guests must be signed into the front office before visiting or staying.  Maximum time limits apply to any guests staying in a cabin.

LANDSCAPING

  1. Any landscaping must not block any direct access to services such as reading electricity, gas or water meters.
  2. Residents must ensure that the growth of any plants, shrubs or flowers does not encroach on park sites.  Residents are expected to maintain the gardens around their cabins.  If unable to do this, please contact the office for assistance.
  3. Gardens may be established on the site, provided permission must be sought to plant trees or shrubs that grow over 3 meters. This must be sought in writing from the Park Owner and permission will not be unreasonably withheld.
  4. Vegetable and Herb Gardens may be established on resident’s sites if they are maintained and free of weeds.
  5. The Resident may use handheld hoses for watering lawns and gardens provided that, at the time of use, there is no general ban on such use imposed by the relevant water authority. It is expected that water will be used conservatively and never wasted.
  6. Any green waste is to be disposed in the green recycling bins provided.

FIRES.

  1. NO OPEN FIRES PERMITTED IN WALU CARAVAN PARK.
  2. Due to the danger of bushfires and the proximity to other cabins, no burning of rubbish is permitted. 
  3. Under the Tenancy Agreement it is the responsibility of the park to provide a safe and secure environment. 
  4. Anyone lighting fires or allowing fires on their site may have their Tenancy Agreement terminated immediately.