18 November 2020
It has been quite some time since the last report – my apologies for that but I have been very much preoccupied still trying to get the final sign-offs by the consultants and various authorities of the unit development so that the Certificate of Occupancy can be issued by the Hobart City Council.
We have received our Building Surveyor’s Certificate of Occupancy and the architect has issued the Certificate of Practical Completion for the unit development (Stage 2 Works). This has been a very frustrating and drawn out process indeed.
As a result, we have been able to agree to allow three purchasers to occupy their respective units prior to settlement. The legal paperwork is currently being prepared for this.
The Strata Title application process has also commenced, and when it is registered by the Tittles Office, the Body Corporate can be set up. Then the Contracts of Sales of the units can be completed. This will enable the Church to clear the Baptist Financial Services 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 with plaster sheeting progressing well. Services installations are well under way.
The Soundy Foyer works are also well advanced with the new ceiling grid in place and ready for sheeting. The glazed roof installation will commence shortly. The stair to the Upper Hall office area is complete.
The Forecourt in front of the Soundy Building is being prepared for new paving.
The Builder is still hopeful of completing Stage 3 works by Christmas.
A big thank you to Heather who has been dealing with the frustrations of getting Telstra and NBN connections sorted for the Lift, Fire Panel and other areas of the project, and Karen Stott who has taken over the responsibilities of liaising with the purchasers and lawyer. Also to Jo Sinclair who is dealing with the Café setup.
Antal Hanke – Project Manager