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Greenfields Living are proud to offer a selection of high-quality two and three bedroom homes, including stunning recreation facilities, within a new beautifully maintained and secure retirement living community.

Durack Gardens embraces the tropical living environment that Territorians love, providing residents with luxury, privacy and independent living to fully enjoy their retirement.

Durack Gardens is nestled within the premium precinct of The Heights, Durack, surrounded by the Palmerston Golf Course, walking tracks and beautiful lakes, only minutes from Palmerston CBD, specialty shops and restaurants, Charles Darwin University campus and the new Gateway Shopping Centre, Waterpark and Palmerston Hospital.

Close to Darwin Harbour with easy access to the Elizabeth River Bridge boat ramp, Palmerston is regarded as the gateway to Kakadu and the NT’s other natural icons.

The Darwin CBD, Darwin International Airport and Casuarina Shopping Square are also an easy 20 minute drive from Durack Gardens.

To learn more about the Greenfields Living mission and history, please download our Greenfields Living PDF document.

Experienced and trusted operator Greenfields Living, which is already established in Darwin, manages Durack Gardens, the Territory’s newest retirement living community.

Greenfields Living is focused on working with residents to give them what they want and deserve – independent living within a luxurious tropical setting which offers a real community spirit.


To assist you to consider your options and the benefits of becoming part of this unique retirement living community, we’ve put together some answers to common questions, including who can live at Durack Gardens, about the operators, fees and maintenance, pets, and the facilities and services available.

For answers to commonly asked questions, please download our Questions and Answers and Maintenance Fees PDF documents.

Greenfields Living, the owner and operator of Durack Gardens, is part of the McMahon Services Group, owned by brothers David and Andrew McMahon.

Greenfields Living is also the operator of the Tiwi Gardens Village in Darwin. Greenfields Living’s head office is in Adelaide, South Australia with senior local management currently based at Tiwi Gardens in Darwin.

The developer is McMahon NCC Developments Pty Ltd. GJ Gardener Homes Darwin are the builders; a local company owned by David Cvirn.

Durack Gardens has been specifically designed for retirees or persons who are over 55 years of age and who can live independently. In the safety of their own home residents can enjoy the substantial communal facilities including community centre, library, gym, pool, extensive landscaped gardens, pathways, water features and games lawns, all within the comfort of a private community. Residents can enjoy holidays and extended periods away without the typical maintenance and concerns that come with living in your own individual property.

As well as covering the ongoing operational cost of the entire facility, the maintenance fee incorporates many of the items that you would normally incur in a typical household. Whilst not exhaustive the list of items in the fee includes; all community and building insurances, ongoing building repairs and maintenance, common area lighting, gardening maintenance, common area cleaning, swimming pool care and maintenance, rates, taxes and all administration and staffing costs.

The fundamental difference when purchasing a licence is that there is no transfer of title. A licence gives a resident assurance that, providing there is no fundamental breach of the licence contract, they have the right to live in the home for the duration of their life, or until they choose to leave.

There is no requirement for GST or stamp duty to be paid. This represents a significant saving for residents.

There are no other expenses initially payable by a new resident, other than the cost of any legal or financial advice which we recommend you obtain.

No. For the protection of all residents, the residences cannot be further rented out by a resident.

Yes. Your home can be left vacant for long periods with the knowledge that it will be secure and maintained during that period.

Yes, you decide if and when you want to end your licence lease and vacate the residence in accordance with the resident’s agreement.

A resident is responsible only for the internal maintenance of their residence. Residents who have elected the privately enclosed rear yard option will be responsible for the maintenance in this area.

The resident is required to pay for usage of power and telephone for their individual residence and to have their own home contents insurance policy.

Yes. Certain pets are allowed although conditions apply. Consent from management is required and an agreement must be signed by the resident.

Omega appliances, Solarhart hot water system with electric booster, Fujitsu (or equivalent) air conditioning.

For consistency throughout the development appliance selections are fixed and cannot be changed.

For consistency throughout the development colour schemes are limited to two selections.

There are four different plan types to choose from. A typical 2 bedroom floor plan, and three different 3 bedroom plans to select from. For consistency throughout the development, no changes to these designs is permitted.

Secure automated front entrance gates will be programed to open and close during daylight hours. Residents will be provided with 2 remote controls for personal after hours use. Personal gates will be fitted with a security keypad and residents will be provided with a security code.

The Community Centre will be fitted with security screens, deadlocks and a dedicated security system. Individual residences will be fitted with security screens and deadlocks. All residents will be provided with a 24 hour RAA emergency call system.

It is envisaged there will be visiting practitioners scheduled at the community centre subject to availability and demand.

Yes. For the protection of all residents, visitors may only stay for a maximum of 6 weeks within any 12 month period without first obtaining the consent of the management. Some special arrangements may apply after management consent is obtained.

If you are selling your own home you will be able to arrange settlement to comfortably tie in with the completion of your residence.

When you have selected your residence you will need to fill in an application form and pay a fully refundable option fee of $1000. The option fee is fully refundable if you are unable or decide not to proceed with the purchase within 5 days. On exercising your option you will be furnished with all legal documents as required under the Retirement Act and you will have 30 days to execute them.

Yes, subject to written notice you may withdraw from the Licence Agreement within 10 days of signing it.

Construction commenced in November 2016 and stage 1 is scheduled for completion in December 2017. Stage 1 consists of the Community Centre, swimming pool, feature internal garden and pond areas, putting green and games lawn, internal road and services network for all stages, and 18 fully completed homes with selections available from each type.

Stephanie Cvirn
Sales Consultant

Durack Gardens Retirement Living

M 0438 563 637
E info@durackgardensnt.com.au


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