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Located at the edge of the Murray River and just a stroll from superb
views of the wetlands, Lakeside Goolwa is a 'village-style' estate, providing
an unrivalled level of lifestyle living for the over 50's.
Lakeside Goolwa has it all - a private
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The wait is over – time to start living
With four homes completed and two
more well underway, residents at
Lakeside Goolwa’s over 50s Lifestyle
Village are ecstatic with their new
homes and new found freedom as
maintaining large houses, gardens
and associated costs like Council
and Water Rates, are now a thing of
Selling your current house to release
capital means you can maximise
your retirement lifestyle but although
downsizing certainly means less
work, no-one wants to compromise
With this in mind, Lakeside Goolwa
has ensured absolute best value-for-
money, beautifully finished homes
consisting of two or three bedrooms
with a choice of floor plans.
Features include built-in robes, linen
cupboard, finished kitchens, stone
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as well as carpet to bedrooms,
floating floors to the living area and
Front yards are landscaped with a
rear deck for outdoor entertainment.
The Lakehouse Club facility, indoor
heated pool, spa, gymnasium,
function room, kitchen, snooker
table and activity rooms as well as
private boat ramp, marina berths,
caravan storage and workshop make
this a truly magnificent Village. All
with no Deferred Management Fees.
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Budget message to Baby Boomers: Stay fit and keep working
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indexed. Untaxed superannuation
income will be included
in the income test for the
Commonwealth Seniors Health
Card for new recipients.
• The Commonwealth will cut
support for a raft of seniors’
concessions, eliminating $1.3
billion in spending.
• Pensioners will be affected by
rising fuel costs, with a return to
indexing the fuel excise.
• The Government is tightening the
criteria for receiving the disability
pension and will bring in a regime
of rolling eligibility checks.
• The Carbon Tax will be removed,
which the Government says will
save the average household
around $550 next year alone.
The Budget got short shrift from
the Combined Pensioners and
Superannuants Association with
CPSA Manager, Research and
Advocacy, Amelia Christie noting:
“The message to Australians is: ‘if
On a positive note, Mr Hockey
said the Government would keep
its promise not to change the age
pension in the first term of the
Abbott Government, but confirmed
that from 2017, payments will grow
So how does the Budget affect
you? The key features for older
• Pensioners will have to make
a $7 co-payment to see a
General Practitioner. This will be
waived after 10 visits per year
for concession card holders.
The Budget also removes
the restriction on the State
Government from charging
patients presenting to hospital
for General Practitioner-like
• From September this year,
Commonwealth Seniors Health
Card income thresholds will be
you get sick, you’ll pay. If you get
old, you’ll pay. If you lose your job or
acquire a disability, don’t expect to
get support so easily.”
“Sharing the burden is heavily falling
on the shoulders of those least able
to afford it.”
What do YOU think of the Budget?
Email us at admin@walshmedia.
com.au with SA50s Budget
Response as the subject, and let
us know. Or write to us c/o SA
50s Lifestyle News, PO Box 3497,
Rundle Mall SA 5000
How the ‘new’ pension will work
From September 2017, increases in the Age Pension rate will be
linked twice a year to inflation, rather than wages. The rate of
the pension will not be cut.
Also from 2017:
• Asset and income test thresholds will be frozen for three years.
• The deeming thresholds for the income test will be reset to
$30,000 for single pensioners and $50,000 for pensioner
“Removing wage indexation of the pension (Age, Disability
Support and Carer pensions) is going to have a devastating
impact on pensioners, especially the 2 million who have no
other income but the pension,” said Australian Pensioners and
Superannuants Association Manager, Research and Advocacy,
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