As mentioned in previous posts, settlement on our Queensland block of land was delayed in late January; apparently adverse weather conditions over Christmas and throughout January “may” have led to delays for the developer—presumably in to relation finalising all things tied up as part of the land division such as sewerage and services, roads, lighting, etc.
I’ve now been told to expect settlement in the coming days (now late February) and this will mean building plans can be submitted to council for approval and building permits obtained.
This process is very opaque to me but from what I understand, the land developer is required to bring the land to an agreed standard as part of subdivision, council will then approve that work, and the development process for individual developments (i.e. construction) can then commence subject to the rigours of the council building process.
I suppose a disclaimer is also worth posting: I'm just a guy, I'm not an accountant, lawyer, solicitor, tax agent, mortgage broker, banker, financial adviser, insurance agent, land developer, builder, government agent, or anything else so I disclaim your application of anything I write here is to be applied at your own risk. What I write may be incorrect and you are best to seek your own professional advice (tax, legal, financial, and otherwise) before entering into contracts or spending your money. Your situation is unique to you and what I write here reflects my experience only. This content is not professional advice and is not tailored to your situation. I'm learning too and expect to make many, many mistakes along the way.