TIMELINE

Below is our timeline from after we decided to make the move to Melbourne in 2017 2018 (Our land is late!)


2015


October 2015
  • Visit Melbourne
  • Decided that we can live there
  • Finding the right land
November 2015 
  • Secured the land. Expected title April/ May 2016.
  • Contacted Urban Edge and put a holding deposit to secure promo
  • Get an initial quote of the amount we don't really like
  • Decided that we need to look for a different provider
  • More online research for the right house plan and builder
Early December 2015
19 December 2015 - Signed PWC and send the initial non-refundable $1500 deposit



2016

29 January 2016 - Copy of contract and initial house siting + elevation arrived on email.

5 February 2016 - Colour and Electrical appointment. The post on colour selection here and tapwares here :) 

8 February 2016 - PDF copy of electrical plan received

10 February 2016 - Colour appointment variations list and addenda received

22 February 2016 - Formal notification that our land would be 6 months late 

29 February 2016 - Boutique called, they said they can only push price fix for another month (i.e. end of November). I'm panicking.

1 March 2016 - New sales agent from the land developer called. Confirmed that expected title is October/ November but it still depends on weather etc as the work haven't even started for our stage.

7-14 March 2016 - back and forward on new pricing for Riviera 25. We decided to keep our current PwC

15-31 March 2016 - agreed on extension for fixed price. Land developer update on expected title date. 

5-6 June 2016 - Finally signed the building contract, post-contract variation and other documents

Late June 2016 - Arranging finance with our broker

July 2016 - Still arranging finance as initial valuation fell short of up to $40K. Received a notification that our land is further delayed until January 2017 (argh!)

August 2016 - Visited Melbourne for weekend to see the initial stage of our estate


November - December 2016 - Title pushed back to January 2017

2017

January 2017

  • Title pushed back to February
  • Our initial finance collapsed due to the extended delay


February 2017

  • Land titled (YAY!)
  • Boutique moved us to pre-construction

March 2017

  • Soil test received
  • Land settled
  • Early feedback from Land developer received.We need to extend our eaves from 1.5m return to 3m returns, similar to render. Also changed our driveway colour to Tusk

April 2017
  • 6 Apr - Energy assessment report received
  • 18 Apr - Developer approval

May 2017
  • 2 May - Final Engineering drawing received
  • 4 May - Building permit obtained
  • 5 May - Final plan received
  • 10 May - File passed to construction
  • 17 May - Site work start
  • 26 May - Slab pre-pour inspection
  • 27 May - Slab Pour
  • 29 May - Slab Completed and Invoice Received
June 2017
  • 5 June - Frame to be delivered on site
  • 13 June - Frame complete
  • 14 June - Frame inspection
  • 23 June - SS called to tell me that he's assigned to Lara Geelong and another SS will be taking over the build
  • Next: Roof and wiring rough in

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