A lot has happened today - finally managed to get the mortgage documents from the bank for signing - three days before settlement of the land I guess the absolute fit I threw at the mortgage broker on Friday worked I then ran around like a headless chook faxing my conveyancer and the builder with copies of the relevant signed docs. If all goes well, on Thursday I will settle on my block.
My consultant at DFH rang me to advise that I have developer's approval and they're lodging building permit. He couldn't give me an exact date but I should have site start in late March. Squeeeeee!
I also spoke with the local Council and they don't think I need a planning permit - yay! Have to pay $77 for the privilege of receiving a letter advising me of this though If I don't need a permit, I'll use the savings and can put it towards some of the new furniture I've got my eye on.
I actually started the day not feeling very well but it's amazing how good news can turn your day around