25 Apr 2019
Doing it backwards
The way the development world works is that all the final public/private drainage, vehicle crossing and the driveways are done at the end of the project when the building has been completed. The way I have done Alfred st is completed all the Engineering first to get the COA, EACC, the water meters and be ready for 224c.
Pro: Get water meters quicker and ready for 224c lodgement – $60k and 4 months of hold costs avoided at the end of the project. Tidy site for all the subcontractors.
Con:The risk of doing this includes damaged or cracked driveways – max $1-$15k damage
For me the Pro outweighs the Cons in the cost risk matrix.
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13 Apr 2020
Looking beyond the Lockdown
As it seems, there is only one item on the news and the topic of conversation between property-related friends and family – Covid19. I agree it deserves attention, but I believe we need to move on and focus less on the past and present and look more...Read More