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7.3.26 Purpose

7.3.27 Purchasing land

Guidance

Example: A member purchases a block of land three years into their posting at a location. They build a house and move into it eighteen months later, or 4.5 years into their posting. They qualify for reimbursement of the relevant costs of purchasing the land and building the house.

7.3.28 Specified locations

Guidance

An eligible person cannot reasonably be expected to purchase a home in some specific locations in Australia. This is because of their remoteness and the quantity and standard of housing available in them. Members are normally provided housing in these locations.

7.3.29 Posting back to previous location

Guidance

Example 1: A member is posted from Canberra to Adelaide. Before the posting the member was reimbursed for the costs of buying a home in Canberra. The member signs a contract to sell the Canberra home within the two-year sale period. The member is then posted back to Canberra.

As the a contract to sell the Canberra home was signed before the written notice of posting back to Canberra, the member can be paid sale expenses.

Example 2: A member is posted from Melbourne to Canberra. Before the posting the member was reimbursed for the costs of buying a home in Melbourne. The member signs a contract to buy a Canberra home, and intends to sell her Melbourne one. However, the member is posted back to Melbourne before the Melbourne house is sold, but within the two-year sale period.

As the contract to buy the Canberra home was signed before the written notice of posting back to Melbourne, the member can be paid purchase and sale expenses for the Canberra home.

7.3.30 Reimbursement for sale on ceasing continuous full-time service

Guidance

In the total workforce model, continuous full-time service may be described as service in Service category 6 or 7. A member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.

7.3.31 Amounts and kinds of costs that may be reimbursed

Guidance

Example: A member purchases with one other person. The HPSEA reimbursement will reflect the share of ownership. For example, equal shares would result in payment of 50% of the HPSEA amount.

7.3.32 Costs that may not be reimbursed

Guidance

Example: Building materials.

Guidance

Example: Council rates, utilities.

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