November 9, 2011 § 2 Comments
Well, it’s official! We have not only exchanged contracts, we now literally own 2% of the land. Yep, that’s about nine square metres. And it’s all ours. So, what else were we to do on a Sunday morning but take Shannon’s mum out to see our block for the first time.
This is what it looked like the last time we had seen it:
Trucks had been busily cutting up the land and dumping it in great piles both inside the fenced off areas and the soon-to-be-planted-out riparian corridor. Some of the guttering had been put in and Deerubbin Drive had partially been tarred. Binyang Drive was flattened as well. You can also see some concrete storm water drainage points laid around on the land ready to be placed neatly into the guttering.
So! Imagine our surprise when we arrived and found all guttering and storm water draining completed, the earth levelled, mulched and planted with hundreds of native plants as well as driveway entry points already formed into the gutters.
I lead us (my mum in the orange; Shannon’s mum in the coral) out to stand on our land. It’s exciting because with the guttering and driveways in we can actually see where our land will be.
We’re walking towards it here – it’s hard to say what will be where we’re currently standing. It may be an extension of the riparian corridor, or it could be turfed council land that carries a footpath to the Mulgoa Reserve.
And we’re on it! The piles of moved earth have been relocated to the riparian corridor opposite our block and the roads are looking to be laid. We’re fortunate that it is a relatively flat plot – keep those building site costs down!
As mentioned in The Land, we chose this particular block because we are opposite a riparian corridor that will never be built out. It’s a strip of natural bushland that will help the flora and fauna in this region survive. It’ll be peaceful and pretty. Especially now that they have planted it out with new native plants:
Soon we will update you guys on a recent trip to the display homes at The Ponds and some great ideas we’ve got for our future house. Can’t wait to see what’s happened to our block this week!