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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:In which areas do you build?
Q2:What is site evaluation?
Q3:Why is site evaluation important?
Q4:How do you know which design suits my land?
Q5:What is included in basic price?
Q6:What are site costs?
Q7:What is included in total price?
Q8:Can I have a fixed price contract?
Q9:What is duplex management fee?
Q10:What is Development Application?
Q11:What is Construction Certificate?
Q12:What is Occupation Certificate?
Q13:How long does it take to obtain Development Approval?
Q14:What are statutory charges?
Q15:How long does it take to build a duplex?
Q16:What are standard inclusions?
Q17:How do I select colours?
Q18:Can I have any façade that I want?
Q19:Why cannot I have my house bigger (or smaller)?
Q20:What if I want to do my own landscaping (or paving, or...)?
Q21:What if I sell the land with Development Approval?
Q22:What if I change my mind?
Q23:Can I buy plans and build myself?
Q24:Can you design a custom duplex for me?

How long does it take to obtain Development Approval?

This is probably the most commonly asked question.

The answer is - it may take as little as 3 weeks or as long as 1 year. It all depends on the level of compliance and on how busy Council's assessors are. It depends on the Council's working arrangements, as well as on how well your neighbours have accepted the proposal.

We lodge a large number of Development Applicationsevery year and are usually able to give you a rough idea, Council to Council, based on the previous experience.

The legislation stipulates that a Council must assess a Development Application within 40 days. We are yet to witness this happening regularly.

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