The Ballot is operated by Nightingale Housing CAN 649 301 011. We collect and use personal information about you to engage with you in relation to the Ballot. We may also use your personal information for related purposes including to request your feedback on the products and services provided by us.
Wherever possible we will collect personal information directly from you including information that you directly supply when submitting your Ballot Form. Such information collected includes your name, phone number, email address, street address and points of identification as evidence of your eligibility to enter into the Ballot. If you do not provide all the personal information requested, you will not be eligible to enter into the Ballot.
Each Nightingale project ("Development") has its own dedicated Nightingale Ballot ("Ballot"). Ballots are subject to the following terms and conditions:
Ballots are conducted by Nightingale Housing.
By completing and submitting the Ballot Form for a Development by the deadline stated on that Ballot Form, the entrant accepts these Terms and Conditions of entry.
Entry to the Ballot is open to all persons over the age of 18 who registered their interest in that Development. Eligible Entrants who also meet any of the following criteria ("Priority Criteria") will be eligible for the Priority Allocation (as defined in Nightingale Housing Priority Ballot Policy). Employees of Nightingale are not eligible to apply for Priority Balloting. Any Eligible Entrant who, in the opinion of Nightingale, tampers or interferes with the entry mechanism in any way, or who does not properly comply with the entry process will be ineligible to be allocated an apartment.
The Ballot is governed by the laws of the state of Victoria, Australia.
Entrants must complete an entry using the Ballot Form made available from the Development’s website. Entrants must number each apartment in order of their preference to receive an offer to reserve an apartment at the Development ("Offer"). Ballot forms may be returned to Nightingale by email to the address supplied in the Development’s Resident Package using the email subject supplied. Nightingale will not accept any applications that are illegible and/or incomplete ("Incorrect Ballot") and Nightingale accepts no liability for failure to successfully process an Incorrect Ballot. Entries are limited to one per person ("Individual") or one per household.
Please refer to the Development’s Resident Package for the Ballot Open, Ballot Close and Offer Draw Date. All times will be in Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Up to 10% of apartments will be preallocated to the project team. The project team includes Nightingale Housing staff, project architect staff and Nightingale Housing collaborators directly involved with the project. By experiencing a project first hand, we believe our team are better able to continuously improve upon the delivery of Nightingale projects.
Up to 20% of apartments will be pre-allocated to Community Housing Providers ("CHP"). All residents allocated via a CHP stream will have access to support services and will be Nightingale Housing values aligned.
The Offer consists of an opportunity to reserve the right to enter into a contract of sale for 1 (one) of the available apartments in the Development. Each Offer will be eligible to reserve the right in respect of the Entrant’s highest preference for an apartment that has not been subject to an earlier Offer. The Offer is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and not redeemable for cash.
The Offer will be drawn in 2 (two) separate draws: The first draw ("Priority Allocation") will be drawn first from the pool of Priority Entrants to allocate up to 20% of the apartments in the Development. The second draw will be an open draw and drawn after either all Priority Entrants have been allocated an apartment or the Priority Allocation has been exhausted. Once exhausted, all Eligible Entrants (including any remaining Priority Entrants) will go into a draw for an Offer on the remaining available apartments. All entries have a random and equal chance of being drawn for an Offer. The Draw will take place at 9 am AEST on the Offer Draw Date at 6 Florence St, Brunswick Melbourne VIC 3056.
Successful Entrants will be notified by phone on the Offer Draw Date. Further instructions will be sent to successful Entrant via email to arrange the reservation of an apartment at the Development. The successful Entrant has 5 (five) business days from the Offer Draw Date to accept The Offer, sign and return the balloting commitment fee agreement and process payment of the balloting commitment fee to the nominated Trust account, rendering the apartment reserved. Failure to reserve an apartment in time means the successful Entrant will be deemed to have forfeited The Offer and Nightingale Housing may give the opportunity to reserve an apartment at the Development to another party at Nightingale Housing’s discretion.
Apartments at the Development can only be reserved by entering into a commitment agreement with Nightingale Housing ACN 649 301 011 and paying a balloting commitment fee of AUD $10,000.00 to be held in Trust. Commitment agreements will be made available upon request or at the time you have arranged to reserve an apartment. Priority Entrants are required to demonstrate and provide evidence on how they meet the Priority Criteria, as stipulated in the Nightingale Housing priority ballot policy. This evidence must be attached to the Entrant’s ballot form.
Nightingale reserves the right to exercise its absolute discretion in excluding entries.
Nightingale accepts no responsibility for any tax liabilities that may arise from an Eligible Entrant being allocated an Offer. To the extent permitted by law, Nightingale shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage, loss revenue or profit) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the Ballot or accepting an Offer. If, for any reason whatsoever, the Ballot is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the control of Nightingale which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of the Ballot, Nightingale reserves its right in its sole discretion to take any action that may be available, subject to State and Territory regulations.
If you have any queries, comments or complaints in relation to any of the above policies, terms or conditions please contact us here.