01 October 2020
It has been quite some time since the last report – my apologies for that but I have been very much preoccupied trying to get sign-offs by the consultants and various authorities of the unit development so that the Certificate of Occupancy can be issued. This has been a very frustrating process indeed.
We finally had the meters and power connected on Saturday, 26 September after about 5 weeks of frustration, and so commissioning and testing could resume this week. Once the Certificate of Occupancy is obtained, the Strata Title application can proceed and then the Body Corporate can be set up. Hopefully, with the promised fast-tracking by the HCC, this will be achieved by 31 October and the Contracts of Sales of the units can be completed. This will enable the Church to clear the BFS debt and pay the builder for Stage 3 works. A great relief!!
The builder continues with work on parts of Stage 3 and works are well under way. The Mezzanine floor is in place, the walls for the various rooms in the Upper Hall are in place, and services installations are well under way. Unfortunately compromises had to be made because of budget constraints, and an appeal for additional funding by the Church was necessary.
The Soundy Foyer works are also well advanced with the new roof in place and ready for flashings. The glazed roof installation will commence shortly. The stair to the Upper Hall office area is proceeding.
The Forecourt in front of the Soundy Building is being prepared for new paving.
The Builder is hopeful of completing Stage 3 works by early December.
Antal Hanke – Project Manager