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4 years4 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
Anybody building at Googong ?

rates for an empty block are different to a built one.

4 years4 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Make sure they charge these correctly. Bond is only $5k if you're not using a guild builder, and rates are often incorrect so make sure your solicitors check them.

4 years4 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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We are with Exetel for nbn, have had no issues with them at all. $80 a month for 500gb on 100mb. Check bc.whirlpool.net.au for a complete list of what's available

4 years4 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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CIC organized a great night, and the atmosphere was lots of fun. Hopefully they keep on organizing it.

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4 years4 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Ours took a few days, but I heard from others that theirs took weeks. Get your builder to checkin with them to find out how long maybe?

4 years4 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Simple answer is no, you don't need to have them to move in. At one stage I believe that the Googong design guidelines said they had to be up to…

4 years4 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Rubbish (red) every Friday morning, pretty early 7am-ish
Recycling (Yellow) and green (green waste) alternate weeks. This week was yellow.

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Nope, recycling

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Try knocking on their doors and saying hi. Has worked very well for us so far

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Achieve are on the cheap end. Be careful going house and land as that locks you in and gives you no negotiating power.
We have been living here for 5…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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The fences are still up. You can often walk in through the entrance closest to Googong Dam road as its left open.

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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I just took a look at our drainage plan, and it doesn't specify depth, just location. Have you checked yours? Based on my experience so far, I would highly doubt…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Finally remembered to run the speed test :D

Anybody building at Googong ?
5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
Anybody building at Googong ?

Normal rubbish (red bin) every week, yellow and green alternate weeks

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Friday morning.
This week is green bin I think

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Now the hard work starts ;)
Hope you enjoy your new home!

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Our total cost would be about $1650/m2 including all landscaping etc. but then we did include nearly 200m2 of ironbark floors which were $210m2 alone ;)

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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I'm with Exetel on 100/40. Speeds are exactly what you would expect :)

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
Anybody building at Googong ?

Don't know about cheaper than concrete sleepers, but aej landscaping did our wall for about $220 a mtr in bluestone

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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They are trucking all the sewage into queanbeyan everyday as the plant out here isn't running yet. The pump station is on the north east side of the lake...…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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No water pressure problems here, but we don't have any irrigation yet which is the big test.
Getting a bit sick of the parade of poo trucks everyday though, they can…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Finally in!
If anyone needs a removalist, I'd highly recommend White Knight. They were punctual, polite and professional, without being too expensive.
Now back to unpacking before my Christmas guests arrive

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5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Wow that's some contract you have! Never heard of anything like it!
Have moved over all our boxes and some furniture... Just waiting for the floors to be finished so we…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Happy to give you our stonemasons details, but concete sleepers don't meet Googong design guidelines...

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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I have heard of blocks being sold, but I don't know much about it myself. Have you asked any of the sales staff at Googong about it?

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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We have sorted the issue with them. They were s little deluded about their own rights, and qcc set them straight on a few things.
We had our final inspection today.…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Has anyone else had an issue with their neighbors over retaining walls or fences? One of our neighbors is demanding we wait for them to finish building before we do…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Bit of a flooding issue at Googong today...

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Yeah the chippies, plumbers, electricians and renderers were all working today. They should all finish tomorrow. Retaining wall should start Wednesday, concrete for driveway tomorrow (hopefully). Then just the…

5 years5 yearsuncyspamuncyspam posted:
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Is it normal to mount the skirting boards flush to the concrete where we are laying carpet?

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