WHERE TO GET INFORMATION

Apparently, Francis Bacon was an Irish-born ‘British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery’.

It was he who said – Knowledge is Power.

And in the Owner Builder game – nothing could be more important.

Because we’re still in the pre-planning phase, here’s a guide to where else you can get information to help you make an informed decision or better still, get you on your way.

 

     1. Your local council

If we were you, our first call would be to local council where we’d ask to be put through to the relevant area.

Here’s your chance to ask as many questions as you can while you have the opportunity. Maybe even open the conversation by telling the obliging person on the other end that you want to know ALL Council requirements for an owner builder.

TIP:  Take notes!

And if they can’t help, ask them who can.

ANOTHER TIP:  Keep this persons name (and if you’re cheeky enough, their direct line) in case you need help down the track.

 

      2. Converse with anyone in the ‘know’

Yes all this is time consuming but come the weekend, grab a decent coffee and visit your local hardware, kitchen, bathroom and tile retailers.

This is called gathering information. So off you go, you know what you need to do (you’ve already done it with your local council).

 

      3. State Government

Here’s where you get into the nitty gritty and let us tell you, the state governments are doing a great job providing owner builders with a wealth of information.

But here’s the thing. You MUST read it. And we don’t mean skim the pages. Print it out, highlight important parts and keep it in a folder for referencing as you go.

We love that we’ve done the work for you so simply click on your state based link below. And if you live in Melbourne but the building is in Sydney, you need the low down on NSW not VIC (yep, we like to sometimes point out the obvious).

 

VICTORIA   Owner Builder Information VIC

 

NEW SOUTH WALES   Owner Builder Information NSW

 

QUEENSLAND   Owner Builder Information QLD

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA   Owner Builder Information SA

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA   Owner Builder Information WA

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY   Owner Builder Information NA

 

Australian Capital Region   Owner Builder Information ACT

 

TASMANIA   Owner Builder Information TA