Just a couple of items in my opinion are excessive on my tender, we're doing a KDRB Waldorf44 and the old house hasn't been knocked down yet. The land has 100mm fall. In the tender presenter's word, the land is dead flat.
Local Government & OHS 1 Provide OHS and Government requirements including but not limited to the following: $18,000
Another thing that got me really worried is Storm water. On first site assessment report I was shown, it's saying 'Discharge Point: No, Not sighted'. I contacted Council and they told me that normally there are two options, a. To the kerb b. infiltration system. They did mention a pump,but said it would be the last solution which is quite expensive.
On tender document, it says 'A re-designed Sewer and Storm water system may be required due to Knock down rebuild. Sewer and Storm water inspection to be assessed after demolition works are completed. Client to be charged by way of variation for re-design of Sewer and Storm water system if required. Location of LPOD to be confirmed on site by the drainer. PD accepts no responsibility for LPOD that are located outside the property boundaries. Any permits which may be required by the relevant authorities, including any associated costs remains the responsibility of the clients.'
Can I ask whoever did or is doing a KDRB what sort of solution PD provides regarding storm water and how much roughly it costs? I'm rather confused. Thanks a lot
Yes we went through this. The legal point of discharge casued us alot of pain and costs, not to mention huge delays with council and then just before settlement.
We completed our KDR which took 16 months from sign to end. We had to have a pump designed and put through council to be approved, it was knocked back twice. My husband basically had to become an expert in that field and liase with plumbers and council to get it right. It was a joke! It cost us about $13k i think from memory for this pump system to be put in to connect to the storm water. there also was a 20k option that we were lucky enough to avoid.
tip- read over your OHS charges, this is where we fought! at tender they were charging us about 3500 for traffic management, In short story our street is super quiet and the need for traffic control was not even needed. It was laughable. we rang our council and were told it was also NOT required. They are quite the shifty bunch so make sure you do your research. We had this cost removed from contract alongside another cost for deliveries been within a certern distance of overhead power that too was about $3 or 4k
anddd.... guess what power lines weren't even close to that distance. She walked in and out of our tender 5 mins last saying oh yes your right and wiped it off straight away... that was the point we knew we were totally being ripped off.
Good luck! question everything