David from Shedblog.com.au says “in circumstances like these people have to watch out for the occasional industry sharks looking to sell inferior products to customers who’s budget maybe already stretched.”
After flash floods hit Toowoomba and the resulting tsunami poured down the range, parts of the Lockyer Valley were devastated in the killer flash flood, with maybe more than 10 homes completely destroyed, 19 damaged beyond repair and another 119 significantly damaged. Shortly most Grantham residents will begin moving from lower to higher flood free ground.
About 70 to 80 per cent of residents will be moving to a 935 acre site the Lockyer Valley Council has acquired for the purpose through a land swap.
Mayor Steve Jones has told journalists “the new site is adjacent to the existing township, but outside the flood zone.”
He said “the council would invest $30 million to $40 million to develop the site over a number of years under a new community master plan.”
“What we’re doing is we’re actually building a master-planned community on the hill there so there will be blocks for sale to the public as well.”
“The new development will also provide better services to residents including town-water, sewered blocks, kerb and channel roads, footpaths and parklands all included in the master plan.
“Significant community infrastructure will also be developed over time, including a new community centre, show grounds and a possible new school to help the area grow and remain vibrant.
“The local community has played a significant role in helping Council finalise the master plan, giving us a lot of feedback about the initiative and what it means for the town.”
David from shedblog says “We recommend that before a shed order is placed that the correct council planning approvals are obtained before parting with anything more than an engineering deposit. The last thing we would like to hear of is someone being stuck with a building they have paid for but cannot install.”
“One practice we are concerned about is where a shed seller rushes a sale through, often telling the purchaser that it is the only way they can qualify for the special! and in the process, gets the purchaser to sign a waiver or such that acknowledges that council approval has not been sought and that the customer has no come back on the dealer if they cannot get it approved.”