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Have you ever felt inspired to start a project in The Grampians?
Between April 2016 and March 2017, The Grampians received 805,000 domestic overnight visitors*(1) who spent an estimated $222 million in the area.*(2) Now that's a lot of beds slept in. A lot of coffees sipped. And this beautiful area is only just awakening.
We all know a great way to find the best fish and chips in an unfamiliar town is to ask a local. The same applies if you are considering a build or renovation project in an unfamiliar area. Begin with gaining some local knowledge. See below our 3 Top Tips to consider when starting a project in The Grampians.
3 TOP TIPS
to consider when starting a project in
1. SHARE IDEAS
Connect with locals. A local builder, working full-time in the industry, should be your No.1 guide. With local knowledge and experience they will be able to provide the relevant contacts for planning and building authorities and give you your starting nuts & bolts.
For instance, the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) has been applied to most of the Grampians. Building works in a BMO area may require a planning permit to ensure bushfire hazards, such as vegetation, slope and site access are assessed, and that bushfire protection measures are in place to manage risk. The BMO Information for Landowners by the State of Victoria DELWP is a helpful read.
2. BEAUTY ON ALL SIDES
A thoughtfully designed, custom build can enable the stunning Grampian views to be enjoyed from all aspects of your project. Be aware that using a generic, off-the-plan design, may limit your favorite view.
Whether you are renovating an existing home or building from scratch, ensuring your design is in keeping with your current environment is key. An all inclusive custom build with SALTWOOD gives freedom, while ensuring the project stays on budget and schedule.
3. LID ON BEFORE RAIN
Check your calendar to work WITH the seasons. Getting a lid on your project before the winter rains, by ensuring frame stage is completed and your roof secured fixed, can save costly set-backs and make site visits more enjoyable! Some areas of The Grampians can experience over 1000mm annual rainfall.
*(1)Source: Grampians Tourism Report - National Visitor Survey, YE Mar 17, Tourism Reasarch Australia
*(2)Source: Grampians Tourism Report - Estimated using information from TRA's expenditure allocation mathod applied to NVS date for YE Mar 2017