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Rural connection

In communities where there is a population of less than 3000, people with a rural connection will usually be given priority when a property becomes vacant.

Applicants must meet one or more of the following local connection criteria:

  • Currently live in the village and have done so for at least the last year

  • Have permanent employment in the village

  • Have close relatives (mother, father, adult brother or sister, or adult child over 18) with whom there is ongoing positive contact and who currently live in the village and have done so for at least the last year

  • Are not currently living in the village but have done so for 3 out of the last 5 years

Surrounding villages

Applicants who meet one or more of the above criteria to a surrounding village may be considered if there is no demand from applicants with a rural connection to the village we are advertising.