Oct 16, 2020 8:38 am
Which suburb meets the below criteria? This is for a PPOR, hopefully a forever home.
- Not in a flood zone
- Not in a bushfire zone
- Structurally sound (i.e., not previously landfill or swampland)
- Less than 15 mins drive to the nearest public transport, which has direct routes to the CBD
- Generally considered safe
As if building a house wasn’t stressful enough, now potential home builders have to hope the land holds up and doesn’t sink! Heck, I’ve even heard Edmondson Park was previously a landfill dump, though not sure how accurate this is?
I’ve looked on the SES interactive flood map, and in the worst case scenario, all of Marsden Park, Schofield, Riverstone and some parts of Box Hill are affected.
I have also considered Box Hill, but on Google Maps, there is so many blue dots that it now has me questioning whether this use to be a swamp land. North Kellyville also looks to be in a bushfire zone and I’ve heard traffic is a nightmare as everything was poorly planned.
Any thoughts on Austral/Willowdale?
Albeit the chances of some areas getting flooded or affected by bushfire are extremely low, it’s still a chance and I’d rather have that peace of mind
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