I went to the New Breeze office today. The guidelines as stipulated during settlement stipp apply, in fact now they are more detailed.
There's a form you fill in once OC has been received, and someone from Dahua Group will come out to inspect all guidelines have been met and only then will your $1000 will be returned.
Who did you speak with?
In my opinion, it's best to speak to council, not New Breeze. I feel council knows more and they will be the one generally enforcing rules, not the developer. Get the name of the person you spoke to so you have a record. Also, all the houses very close to us are all colour-bond. When I spoke to council, she said pretty much word for word "It says timber, but, colour-bond is fine too". I definitely don't want you to get in trouble for anything, so you do what you think is best of course!
I found the email trail with me getting the $1,000 back, before house completion.
My conveyancer contacted them and ask for the $1,000. That might be your best bet, getting them to contact the lady below, not you directly contacting them.
Contact details are below of the lady who was emailed and who processed my refund. I got the refund last June actually, even before my house officially settled!
+612 9672 6055
Urban Land Housing
If for some reason you don't get your money back yet, then in that case, they probably accidentally refunded my money!
Thanks so much. I'll give this a go. Dahua are holding the $1k, so it does make sense that we'd have to be compliant to their guidelines but I also checked my notice of determination from council and it says no metal fencing, only timber.
Wth is going on?! 🥴
Were you part of release 3.1? And is your BAL rating high?