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The Orion Terraces in Bull Creek are your passport to a new lifestyle in one of Perth’s most mature and attractive southern suburbs. What sets Orion apart is that this new development offers complete privacy and security while being part of an active and established retirement estate. You can be as social or private as you want. It’s your choice.

Orion Terraces are hallmarked by attention to detail and the latest in contemporary living features. Your personal safety and security is assured through a monitored emergency call system, smoke detectors and fire alarm. Each apartment also features a security access system and intercom that ensure your privacy and independence.

Getting to and from your apartment is effortless and convenient with secure lifts that provide whisper-quiet service between all six levels.

It’s important that you have your say in how you choose to live and Orion Terraces offer amazing variety. You can select from five different floor plans over five residential levels in this elegant new building that is planned for completion in mid 2014.

Making your Orion lifestyle choice early means you get to personalise your apartment with your selection of wall and floor tiles, bench tops, splash backs, cupboard fascias and carpets.

A few steps from your apartment are all the amenities to be found at Air Force Memorial Estate. There is a heated pool and gymnasium in a stylish new building, tennis court, bowling greens, licensed club and restaurant, and chapel. Take a walk around the beautiful tree-lined lake, which is the centrepiece of beautifully landscaped gardens, or just sit and “enjoy the serenity”.

When you make Orion Terraces your new home you automatically become part of our caring, friendly and close-knit community where traditional values of responsibility, mutual respect and concern for neighbours are shared by all residents.

It’s the ultimate lifestyle for nesting or travelling – just lock up and leave if you want to. You apartment will be safe and secure while you’re away.



Open plan living areas ensure you are always at the centre of life in your spacious apartment. The kitchen, dining and living rooms are distinct yet seamlessly flow into one another to create a sense of space and light.

Fully opening windows, and sliding doors to the large balconies, provide plenty of natural ventilation complemented by your own reverse cycle air conditioning system for year-round comfort to bedrooms and living areas.

Each apartment features two bedrooms and two-bathrooms for maximum comfort and privacy. Most have a separate room for a study. Others have a large area off the living room providing abundant space for a desk, computer or hobby equipment.

The galley kitchen is the homeowner’s dream and comes straight from the pages of a glossy magazine. Scratch and stain resistant bench tops with plenty of room for prepping that Sunday roast are highlighted by glass splash backs and stainless steel appliances.

Located discreetly in the separate well-appointed laundry are storage spaces for linen and brooms plus an under-bench dryer.

Your own generously-sized storeroom in the car park provides space for larger items or those that aren’t needed every day.

It’s never been more important to be connected to family, friends and the outside world, which is why all apartments are prewired for telephone, free-to-air TV, cable TV, and broadband Internet connections.



Two huge health-care facilities are only five minutes from your apartment – St. John of God Murdoch, and the soon-to-be-completed Fiona Stanley campus.

Garden City Shopping Centre is less than 10 minutes away, and two district shopping centres are less than five minutes from the Estate – Southlands Boulevarde on Burrendah Boulevard Willetton, and Stockland Bull Creek on the corner of South Street and Benningfield Road.

Two suburban shopping precincts are also within walking distance – Parry Avenue Bull Creek, and Cranford Avenue Brentwood.

This means that everything you may want whether it is banking, restaurants and taverns, or movie theatres – they are all virtually on your doorstep.

Travelling to and from the major shopping centres and hospitals is easy with bus services from the Bull Creek rail station and the bus that passes the estate on Bull Creek Drive.

A few times a week a RAAFA shopping bus service will take you to either Stockland Bull Creek, Southlands, Parry Ave or Garden City Shopping Centre, depending on the day and time of departure.

If you want to go further afield the Bull Creek rail station is conveniently accessed through a locked gate on the Estate’s boundary while the Kwinana Freeway is only two minutes from your secure undercover car park. Your personal access card enables you to come and go as you please.

On the ground floor of Orion Terraces, Estate residents will have access to a hairdresser, beautician, library and reading room, and consulting rooms for General Practitioners and medical specialists who visit the Estate regularly. There is also a private meeting room and large multi-purpose activity space.

The Estate office will also be conveniently located on the ground floor of Orion Terraces.


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  • External walls: Combination of painted rendered reinforced blockwork, and insitu concrete walls and some insulated steel framed walls with lightweight cladding.
  • Windows and sliding doors: Commercial grade powder coated aluminium framed windows with laminated clear glazing for improved external noise reduction over standard glazing.
  • Flyscreens: Powder coated aluminium frames with powder coated stainless steel or similar mesh to all openable windows and doors that have external ground level access. All other openable windows and doors have standard flywire.
  • Balustrades: Combination of solid painted walls and powder coated aluminium framed clear safety glass balustrades.
  • Balconies: Large balconies paved with slip resistant ceramic floor tiles.
  • Landscaping: Landscaped and reticulated gardens surround the building with the podium level connecting to the bowling greens and AFA Club.
  • Letterboxes: Powder-coated aluminium lockable letterboxes.
  • Each apartment has its own allocated bay within the secure car park.
  • Each apartment is provided with a lockable store accessed from the covered car parking area at ground level.
  • Carpeted corridors, lobbies and lift entries througout. Main lobby at Podium level furnished with selected designer furniture and contemporary paintings. Eastern entrance at the Podium level provides access to the bowling greens and AFA Club.
  • Doors: Stainless steel doors.
  • Interiors: Feature lift interior walls with mirrors, stainless steel panelling and handrails.
  • The Estate has an integrated card system to control access to all individual apartments, entry doors, lobbies, car park entry and some resident facilities.
  • Intercom: An intercom system connects Estate gates and building entrances with residents’ telephones. The system enables residents to control access by visitors to the Estate after hours and to the apartment building at all times.
  • Walls: All walls will be concrete blockwork faced with 10mm flushed plasterboard, hardwall wall plaster or tiles.
  • Ceilings: Skim coat to concrete ceiling and flushed plasterboard drop ceilings where required. Generally ceiling heights in bedrooms and living areas will be 2.75 to 2.9 metres high except where dropped ceilings and bulkheads are required to conceal air conditioning ducts.
  • Entry door: One hour fire rated self closing door.
  • Internal doors: Flush panel hollow core doors with semigloss paint.
  • Built-in robes: Sliding doors to built-in robes with shelf and hanging rail.
  • Internal door furniture: Designer satin chrome lever handles.
  • Skirtings: MDF painted skirtings.
  • Sill boards: Painted MDF sill boards are provided to all window sills.
  • Floors: Quality carpets to living areas, bedrooms and study area.
  • Window treatments: An allowance will be provided for blinds.
  • Electric hot water system is fitted in the laundry cupboard
  • Split system air conditioning is provided to the apartment from a balcony-mounted condensing unit serving wall mounted units in bedrooms one and two plus the living/ dining areas.
  • Cupboards: Corian bench tops from developer’s selected range. Coloured prefinished boards to cupboard doors. Overhead cupboards above bench and cooktop to back wall of kitchen.
  • Splashback: Coloured glass splashback above bench tops as per interior designer’s colour scheme boards.
  • Cooktop: European style stainless steel gas cooktop. Oven: European style stainless steel electric wall mounted oven.
  • Rangehood: European style stainless steel rangehood.
  • Sink and mixer: Stainless steel one and a half bowl, single drainer sink with chrome mixer.
  • Floor tiles: 300 x 300 fully vitrified floor tiles as per interior designer’s colour scheme boards.
  • Dishwasher: Under-bench recess with power point, cold water supply and waste point to accommodate a dishwasher supplied and installed by the apartment purchaser.
  • Microwave: Recess and power point to accommodate a microwave oven supplied and installed by the apartment purchaser.
  • Refrigerator: A 900mm wide x 1760mm high recess with a power point has been designed into the cupboards to accommodate a refrigerator supplied and installed by the apartment purchaser
  • Vanities and basins: Corian vanity tops from developer’s selected range with semi-recessed vitreous china basins and coloured prefinished boards to cupboards.
  • W.Cs: Vitreous china toilet suites.
  • Showers: Semi frameless laminated glass shower screens with hinged doors. Showers tiled to full height.
  • Basin mixers: Selected chrome mixers. Shower mixers: Selected chrome mixers with chrome shower rails.
  • Toilet roll holders: Selected designer chrome range.
  • Towel rails: Selected designer chrome range.
  • Robe hooks: Selected designer chrome range.
  • Mirrors: Large polished edge frameless mirrors above vanity benches.
  • Floor tiles: 300 x 300 fully vitrified floor tiles as per interior designer’s colour scheme boards.
  • Wall tiles: Glazed ceramic wall tiles to 1.2 metres generally and full height to showers as per interior designer’s colour scheme board
  • Built-in stainless steel laundry trough with chrome mixing set and chrome washing machine taps provided.
  • Laundry fitted with a floor-mounted drier and designed with an adjacent space for a floor-mounted frontloading washing machine supplied and installed by the apartment purchaser.
  • Laundry fitted with a 2.1 metre high cupboard housing the hot water unit and providing separate storage spaces for linen and brooms.
  • Smoke alarms and Emergency Warning Evacuation System: A fully integrated smoke alarm and fire alarm system is fitted to the complex with direct automatic notification to the local Fire and Emergency Services station.
  • Monitored emergency call system: Included.
  • Light fittings: Selected fixed light fittings are included.
  • TV points: Provided to the living room and master bedroom.
  • Pay TV points: Provided to the living room and master bedroom.
  • Power outlets: Included.
  • Exhaust fans: A ducted exhaust system is provided to the bathrooms and laundry.
  • Provided to the living room, bedrooms and study
  • Purchasers can personalise their apartment by choosing from a range of upgrade options selected by the interior designer to complement the apartment finishes.
  • Upgrade options will be available for floor coverings, window treatments, bench tops, white goods and tapware.
  • These options will be on display in the Orion Terraces sales office.
  • Upgrades can be confirmed during the ‘pre-start’ meeting, which will be conducted with each purchaser.
  • The cost of any upgrades is additional to the published price of the apartment
  • The large multipurpose room on the podium level opens to a terrace adjacent to the bowling greens. Also on the podium level are a meeting room, library and reading room.
  • The pool and gym building contains a 15 metre heated exercise pool, fully equipped gymnasium with exercise machines, and separate male and female change rooms.
  • Synthetic turf bowling greens and tennis court complete the mix of facilities to keep you fit and healthy


After reviewing the Village Scheme and Residency Lease plus other disclosure documents, you can reserve an apartment in Orion Terraces with a deposit of $5,000. A further $550 processing fee is payable to cover legal and administrative costs in preparing the necessary contract documents. The $5,550 is payable when your offer is accepted to take up an apartment and you sign the appropriate documentation. No further payments are required until the apartments are completed.The $5,000 deposit will be de deducted from the amount due for payment when your apartment is ready to be occupied. This is expected to be in the latter half of 2014.
Apart from the costs associated with acquiring an apartment, residents will also be required to pay a monthly operating fee. This covers ongoing costs such as;
  • Building insurance
  • Council rates
  • Water rates
  • Maintenance of common grounds
  • Maintenance of building exterior
  • Internal maintenance such as plumbing and electrical
  • Services such as Estate Administration and security
  • Emergency call out service
  • Running costs of recreational and other facilities (offset by user charges)
Residents of Orion Terraces at Air Force Memorial Estate will pay a monthly operating cost of 25% of the single aged pension for a single occupant and 30% of the single aged pension for a couple. Residents of Orion Terraces are required to be members of RAAFA and pay an annual subscription to retain their membership.
Apart from food and personal expenses the main other expenses an Orion Terraces resident needs to budget for are;
  • Telephone
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Contents insurance
The rights of residents of retirement villages are protected by the WA Government’s Retirement Villages Act 1992 and the Code of Fair Practice for Retirement Villages 2009.
RAAFA is responsible for marketing the apartment in accordance with the marketing provisions of the residency lease. The current market value of the apartment is agreed upon with you, or failing agreement, is determined by a valuer.
In most cases, when you buy into a retirement village you are not buying your home outright but are, in effect, leasing it for a long period. The Orion Terraces at Air Force Memorial Estate are available on a 60 year lease.
The lease of an Orion Terraces apartment gives the resident the legal right to occupy their apartment as well as the right to use, on a shared basis, facilities such as the AFA Club, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, bowling greens, hairdressing salon, workshops, chapel and other amenities of the estate.
Some facilities, such as bowling greens and hairdresser, may have a fee for use.
This is not permitted. RAAFA is committed to ensuring everyone in the Estate shares the same lifestyle values and this cannot be controlled if apartments are rented or sub-let.
Yes of course! This is your home. Friends and family are very welcome to stay with you in your apartment for a time and may use some of the communal facilities while in your company.
No animals are allowed.
Emergency call buttons are installed in each apartment and are menitored 24 hours a day by staff or a monitoring company, who will respond to your call.
Leaving their own home is often a difficult decision for those considering a move to a retirement village or estate. Many see it as an opportunity to take control of their lives both now and by preparing for the future when, for instance, health issues may take that control out of their hands. Others are motivated by their need for freedom from:
  • the responsibility of maintaining their own home and garden
  • concerns about personal safety and security
  • financial uncertainty
As in all RAAFA estates, building and grounds maintenance is undertaken and paid for by RAAFA. Residents will also enjoy the peace of mind from living in a secure, safe environment with a monitored emergency call system linking their home to assistance should they require it. Equally important are the lifestyle benefits of living in a close-knit community where traditional values of shared responsibility, mutual respect and concern for neighbours are valued by all residents.
The Royal Australian Air Force Association (RAAFA) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to meeting the needs of its members rather than the profit requirements of shareholders. Surplus resources are reinvested in the organisation to provide better facilities and enhanced services to members.
This philosophy has resulted in RAAFA becoming one of the largest and most trusted retirement housing and aged care providers in Western Australia. Its services extend from independent living accommodation at six retirement estates to residential aged care on four of those estates. What are the criteria for being a member of RAAFA? There are no restrictive criteria for membership of the Royal Australian Air Force Association.


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To arrange a visit, get further information, or have a comprehensive information kit sent to you, please contact Maureen Winton or Alan White at RAAFA.

Maureen Winton
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Alan White
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Royal Australian Air Force Association (WA Division) Inc
Air Force Memorial Estate
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Bull Creek WA 6149
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Orion Terraces


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