This primary phase involves Council and Authority acceptance of documentation including engineering design to confirm physical works may be allowed to commence at your site.
This is where the big machinery first rolls in and involves preparation of the site to achieve design lot levels including site scraping, shaping the existing ground, and construction of retaining walls if required.
The essential infrastructural underpinnings to ensure the health and wellbeing of the future community are laid down here, connecting every lot to the waste and water systems.
Road Boxing, Kerb & Channel
Here we see things really start to come together as the ground is prepared in order to lay down the lower layers of road pavement. Water and gas mains are also installed, and the kerb and channel – essentially the road guttering system – is put into place.
Electrical & Communications
With kerb and channel works complete, in this phase trenches are dug for the running of electrical and telecommunications cabling and wiring, preparing the way for power, phones and the internet to be connected.
The ground goes through another round of preparation to enable the construction of footpaths, as well as for the topsoil of the community’s nature strips. Significantly, this phase also sees middle pavement layers constructed and roads take shape with the laying of asphalt.
Completion & Inspection of Works
Things have really moved along by this point. The Council and Service Authority perform final inspections before signing off on constructed works including roads and services. Final documentation is provided to Council, facilitating a Statement of Compliance for the development stage.
Titles Office and Settlement
Have some champagne ready for this major milestone. This is the final step of the construction phase, where registration of individual lots from each stage occurs at the Titles Office, earmarking your block for settlement and opening it up for you to begin the building of your home.