NSW Government Grants currently available-
New Home Grant worth $5,000- www.osr.nsw.gov.au/legislation/budget/2012/grant/
First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) worth $15,000- http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/lib/doc/factsheets/ofs_fhb7.pdf
Q. How do I secure a block of land?
A. A small deposit secures your block. A contract is then forwarded to your solicitor (if you don’t have one we can recommend one). At the same time you can select a builder to prepare a tender/builders contract. The land is then exchanged and settled into your name and the building process starts with your builder.
Q. How long does it take to build a home?
A. Usually 8/10 weeks to obtain Council approval (your builder will do this for you) and approx 6 months to build.
Q. Are there surveys reports, geotech reports and bushfire reports available?
A. Yes. They can be downloaded free of charge. Simply select from the Masterplan the relevant stage to obtain the reports.
Q. How do I know what the home will end up costing?
A. Your builder will give you a fixed price tender.
Q. What builder should I choose?
A. There are many project builders that will build on your land. Check with the office of Fair Trading first to see if they are licensed first and then inspect their display homes. When you choose your home, ask the builder to prepare a written tender to build the home on your lot or you can select from our House and Land Packages.
Q. What about finance. Who can help me with this?
A. Most banks and building societies will assist with lending for land and then houses. Our Real Estate Agents can help you with this enquiry, simply CALL 4958 8563.
Q. Do I have to build straight away?
A. No. You can build when you want to.
Q. Are there any covenants on the blocks?
A. If there are, they are detailed on the plans that we give you.
Q. Do the blocks have sewer and power?
A. Yes. All the blocks have services such as Water, Sewer, Power and Gas in the estate. Telstra also has broadband (ADSL 2) available and there are wireless connections.
Q. What about bushfire restrictions?
A. Every block of land in New South Wales is now classified by the Rural Fire Service with a rating of 1, 2 or 3. Each block in Northlakes Estate has different ratings to protect you and your home from bushfire risk. For more information contact Lake Macquarie City Council of view the bushfire reports by selecting from the Masterplan the relevant stage of your lot.
Q. What type of soil is on my block?
A. Every block in the Northlakes Estate has received a classification by geotechnical engineers. To obtain the report simply select from the Masterplan the relevant stage of your lot.
Q. Are there house and land packages?
A. Yes there are a number of house and land packages designed for various blocks within the estate.
You can also choose your own block and your own builder to package up your home. We can assist you with this process.
Q. Are there plans in the near future to link Northlakes Estate with North Ridge Estate?
A. No. Before the conclusion of development at Northlakes Estate a road will connect the estates.
Q. What are the benefits of living at Northlakes Estate?
A. The Northlakes Estate community off Minmi Road, Cameron Park, is a Masterplan approved subdivision, just 20 minutes from Newcastle CBD & it’s beaches and only a short drive to Lake Macquarie with its water sports, fishing, camping and lifestyle. A major shopping centre, Stockland Supacentre with Coles, Woolworths and Aldi is only minutes away and the F3 freeway two minutes away.
Surrounded by 110 hectares of bushland, the tree lined Estate is a perfect place to call home. Plans for Northlakes include a Woolworths Shopping Centre, a Community Centre and a public school. Already established is a child care centre, children’s playground areas and a large number of walking/cycle tracks that meander through bushland. No wonder over 500 families have already moved into the Estate!